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Republicans look to Senate, elections to reverse healthcare bill

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Republicans look to Senate, elections to reverse healthcare bill

03.29.10 03:47 AM

As the Senate Republicans are trying every parliamentary tool to kill the new healthcare reform bill, other conservatives are calling on Americans to "fire" the Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.

Among politicians who are expressing similar views is former presidential candidate Gary Bauer who said that the passage of the healthcare bill was "a tragic mistake," and warned Democrats that "elections have consequences." He also stated that the only remedy for what he called a disaster was a ballot box this November.

Meanwhile, the National Taxpayers Union (NTU)—a nonprofit organization working for lower taxes, smaller government and economic freedom—has called on the Senate to reject the bill.

Pete Sepp, NTU vice president for policy and communications, explained that a substantive healthcare reform can be enacted by allowing insurance competition across state lines, establishing less burdensome tax treatment for insurance purchases and pushing through malpractice reforms.

In his view, "Unbridled spending, tax hikes and a more powerful, less accountable government are not the ways to lower costs and improve quality of care."

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