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Republicans offer few healthcare alternatives
Los Angeles Times

As they campaign to recapture Congress, Republicans are vowing to repeal President Obama’s new healthcare law and relieve Americans from rising insurance premiums and bigger government.

But some conservatives acknowledge that the healthcare program offered by party leaders is largely unchanged from the proposals the GOP pushed when it held majorities from 2000 to 2006. During that period, insurance premiums skyrocketed, businesses reduced benefits and the number of Americans without health insurance rose.