Capitol Hill Split over Health-Care Bills Key Subcommittee Takes Up One Proposed Plan, Though Not the President's, While Both Parties Scramble to Find Consensus
Adrianne Appel, Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
SPARKS are flying this week in a House health subcommittee that is debating one plan to reform the nation's health system.
Despite the proximity of this vote - the first one on health reform - Republican lawmakers, like Democrats, are divided over the issue. "We're not there yet," said Senate minority leader Bob Dole (R) of Kansas.
Although in the minority, Republicans are flexing their political muscle. They have helped shift the entire health-reform debate by being vocal critics of some of the main tenets of President Clinton's health-reform plan. Support among Democrats for these aspects - some of which are also contained in a bill introduced by Rep. Jim Cooper …
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Publication information: Article title: Capitol Hill Split over Health-Care Bills Key Subcommittee Takes Up One Proposed Plan, Though Not the President's, While Both Parties Scramble to Find Consensus. Contributors: Adrianne Appel, Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: March 17, 1994. Page number: 3. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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