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GOP expects little from Obama's health forum

New York Times, February 24, 2010

Republican Congressional leaders have rejected President Obama's challenge to come up with a single comprehensive proposal to achieve his goal of guaranteeing health insurance for nearly all Americans, the New York Times reports. But the Republicans said they would attend a televised forum to discuss the issue with Obama, even as they voiced doubt that he and Congressional Democrats were acting in good faith. The Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, and the House Republican leader, John A. Boehner of Ohio, made clear that they had extremely low expectations for the six-hour session, the Times reports.