President Obama had announced that he would incorporate four Republican ideas - "reform the way states handle medical malpractice suits, reduce waste and abuse in the health care system, increase Medicaid reimbursements to doctors and expands health savings accounts." Obama had announced these changes in addition to stripping out parts of the current legislation, such as the conservative dubbed "Corn Husker kickback" or "Lousiana purchase," but the GOP is still not happy.
"I don't know if we should be insulted or humored at the president's feeble attempts to incorporate Republican ideas into his latest health care proposal," Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., said in a written statement.
It seems obvious with this move that Republicans have no interest in working with the administration at all, and that any mention of Democrats not accepting Republicans ideas were only bluffs, and now that Obama had caught the GOP in the middle of their balk, hopefully the passage of the legislation can continue. I doubt that the news will make any mention of this, for they seem infatuated with the idea of reconciliation that any news regarding GOP hypocrisy has been forgotten.