GOP Readies New Attack on Health Bill

Offensive asks for 'second opinion' on bill
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2010 5:45 AM CDT
GOP Readies New Attack on Health Bill
Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing the 'second opinion' message.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The health debate ain't over. A group of Republican senators met yesterday in Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's office to plan a new attack. Using the slogan "second opinion," they hope to “to draw attention to the consequences of the health care law that the White House hopes people miss,” an aide tells Roll Call. They'll wage the battle on multiple fronts: the Senate, press conferences, the internet and television.

The Democrats shrugged off the move. “I guess it takes Republicans a ‘second opinion’ to ignore all the benefits of the new law,” says a Democratic Senate aide. “Their second opinion pretty much sounds like their first opinion — just the same old rehashed obstructionism at its worst.” (More White House Office of Health Reform stories.)

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