GOP Takes the Health Care Debate Online

By Stephanie Condon,

As the House of Representatives prepares to take up debate on the Democrats’ massive health care overhaul, Republicans are preparing Internet-based efforts to present a united front against the bill.
The bill, Republican leaders say, is bloated with questionable provisions that few citizens — or legislators — have had a chance to debate. Now, they intend to pick apart those provisions online.
“All you need to know is there are 1,990 pages,” Republican House leader John Boehner said of the health care measure. “That should tell you everything.” Boehner presented in an op-ed ways to make the legislative process more transparent, commenting that it is typical for “massive bills [to be] unveiled in the dark of night and rushed to a vote before anyone in America could possibly know the details.”
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