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September 25, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

Apparently, House Democrats are using today to make a point about Republicans’ supposed lack of ideas on health care reform. According to the Politico, today marks 100 days since Rep. Roy Blunt [R, MO-7] said, “I guarantee you we will provide you with a bill.”

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Christopher Van Hollen [D, MD-8] said today: “It’s been 100 days since they promised they would unveil their own proposals — where are they?… What positive alternatives have they come up with?”

One problem – Republicans introduced their alternative on July 30, 13 days after making the promise. Here it is:

H.R. 3400 – Empowering Patients First Act

A one page summery of the bill can be found here. And below is a picture of Rep. Tom Price [R, GA-6] holding up a copy of the bill during President Obama’s health care speech to Congress as if to say, “We have our own plan.”

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