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Republicans will reopen the broad Wall Street reform law and overhaul the newly created consumer protection bureau if they regain control of Congress after the November elections, a leading lawmaker said Monday.

Richard Shelby, the top Republican on the powerful Senate Banking Committee, said lawmakers must revisit the legislation enacted this summer, which is the broadest overhaul of financial rules since the Great Depression.

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(Health Insurance News) — The most important thing Republicans think is that if there are Americans who can’t afford the health insurance policies that private insurers are willing to offer, then that’s their problem — there’s nothing the government or the rest of us should do about it.

I’m not sure what else was accomplished at Thursday’s Blair House summit, but surely one result is that we learned what Republican “leaders” really think Read the rest of this entry »

House Republicans unveiled their health reform proposal Tuesday night.

Their alternative health care bill “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 New York Times reports. “In its opening section, the Republican bill, which has no chance of passing, promises to lower health Read the rest of this entry »