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GOP counters with a health plan of its own

New York Times, November 4, 2009

House Republicans have drafted an alternative healthcare bill that would reward states for reducing the number of uninsured, limit damages in medical malpractice lawsuits, and allow small businesses to band together and buy insurance exempt from most state regulation. The Republican bill promises to lower healthcare costs and expand insurance coverage "without raising taxes, cutting Medicare benefits for seniors, adding to the national deficit, intervening in the doctor-patient relationship or instituting a government takeover of healthcare."