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US Republicans Criticize Health Care Reform


US Republicans Criticize Health Care Reform

US Republicans Criticize Health Care Reform

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Republicans criticized various proposals as being too costly, say proposals allow government to be overly intrusive

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson is criticizing the latest proposals for health care reform.

In the weekly radio and Internet address by the minority Republican Party, Isakson says the proposal comes without "open, honest and bipartisan debate" and does not address the concerns of its critics.

President Obama has pledged to get a bill passed before the end of the year to reform America's health care system.

Republicans have criticized various proposals as being too costly, and say the proposals allow the government to be overly intrusive into private health care decisions.

The latest bill, being negotiated by the Senate Finance Committee, contains some compromises, but Isakson and most other Republicans say they are still not satisfied.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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