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GOP set to assail healthcare law and seek alternatives

Los Angeles Times, January 18, 2011
Preparing to reengage with President Obama, House Republicans have set themselves a more ambitious goal than simply wiping out the sweeping healthcare overhaul signed into law last March. When they take up the much-anticipated repeal resolution Tuesday and Wednesday, GOP lawmakers also will begin crafting an alternative with the goal of reducing insurance premiums, expanding coverage, preserving Medicare and holding down taxes. And while they will be mindful of the call for changing the tone of debate after the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, they also are preparing for their overriding task of the next 22 months: dislodging Obama from the White House.

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