Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, center, listens to President Barack Obama during a health care reform meeting at the Blair House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
All agree with buying cross state health insurance, offering choice, lowering health costs.
Republicans at its core want to scrap the whole Healthcare Reform Bill and create tax cut incentives for small business and allow health insurance companies sale policies across state lines.
Democrats at its core want to create an exchange that will have multiple insurance companies provide health insurance and creating a large pool of insures that can bring down the cost to buy health insurance. Also, government subsides would help low-income individuals and families purchase health insurance in the exchange.
The Healthcare Summit continues after a break and at this point it still looks like both sides haven’t been able to bridge a compromise that would move health legislation with overall bipartisan support.
U.S. President Barack Obama talks with U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (L) near the Blair House during a lunchbreak at a health care summit with bipartisan leaders from Capitol Hill in Washington, February 25, 2010.REUTERS/Larry Downing