November 4, 2010

Republicans Plan Vote on Health Care Reform

With their win in the House on Tuesday in hand, Republicans' first order of business is addressing Health Care reform, according to Kaiser Health News.  It is unclear whether they will ask for a full-fledged repeal or a more simple compromise. 

Most of the provisions of health care reform that have already been implemented are positive for the consumer, including unlimited lifetime maximum payouts, guaranteed issue child plans, free physical exams and a restriction on kicking members off plans after catastrophic claims (also known as rescission.)  Republicans would do well to leave these provisions intact and address the future provisions such as state exchanges and large government control absent oversight.