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Boehner's Lame Excuse About Why the GOP Health Care Bill Sucks So Badly

Really, a leaked draft was all they could come up with after a day?

Yesterday, hours after the House Republicans healthcare "reform" plan was released and universally mocked, Rep. Boehner cried foul, insisting that this unauthorized leak was of a draft bill that wasn't finalized and hadn't been seen by members.

Just a quick reminder of the reaction in the media to Boehner's bill. Here's what the original WSJ article reported:

A House Republican health-care bill wouldn't seek to prevent health-insurance companies from denying sick people insurance, Minority Leader John Boehner said Monday.

And here's Roll Call:

Under the GOP plan, insurance companies would still be allowed to exclude anyone with a pre-existing medical condition from coverage, there would be no national insurance exchange and businesses would not face any mandate to provide insurance nor individuals to buy it. Boehner also left out tax credits to help the poor and middle class buy insurance — a central pillar of most GOP reform proposals and a key feature of a four-page outline Republican leaders released in June.

But that bill, says Boehner and Pence, wasn't the real bill, as reported by The Hill: