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A Breakthrough On Universal Healthcare?

[media id=2856] [media id=2857] (Nicole: thanks to Heather for grabbing this video of Boehner discussing SCHIP on FOX News Sunday) With the party t

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(Nicole: thanks to Heather for grabbing this video of Boehner discussing SCHIP on FOX News Sunday)

With the party taking a bit of a beating over its resistance to expanding access to healthcare for low-income children, Republicans on Capitol Hill apparently have a new idea: they’ll introduce a universal healthcare plan of their own.

Under fierce attack by Democrats over the children’s health insurance plan, House Minority Leader John A. Boehner said Sunday Republicans will unveil their own health care plan over the next few months.

“Republicans are working on a plan that will provide access to all Americans to high quality health insurance, make sure that we increase the quality of insurance that we have in American, and we want to foster a sprit of innovation,” said Boehner on “Fox News Sunday.” “This is a plan we’ll see over the next coming months where we put the patients in charge of their health care.”

It’s obviously too soon to say what features might be included in such a plan, though it’s safe to assume the policy won’t amount to much.

But frankly, that's not the point. The leading Republican in the House is prepared to unveil a plan that will offer universal access to “high-quality health insurance.” Whether the plan stinks is irrelevant — a proposal like this would be a major breakthrough.

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