GOP Leaders Split Over Repealing or Restructuring Reform Law

Republican leaders are split over repealing or restructuring the healthcare reform law, according to a report by the Hill.

In March, just after the law was signed, Senate Republicans unanimously voted for full repeal of the law. But on Fox News recently, outgoing Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), the senior Republican on the Budget Committee, said the law should be restructured rather than "starving or repealing" it.

Donors are worried about a retreat from repeal. At a recent fundraiser, big donors told several GOP senators they would cut off funding if calls for repeal were dropped, said radio commentator Rush Limbaugh. "I talked to a couple people that were there and they told me they went up to the senators and said, 'Well, if this is your attitude, you can kiss 2012 goodbye,'" Mr. Limbaugh said on his show.

Reports of a GOP retreat may, however, be overstated. The Davis Intelligence Group reported Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) recently told GOP donors that most Senate Republicans, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), don't support full repeal of the law. But both senators said the report was incorrect and they still stood by their earlier vote to repeal the law.

Read the Hill report on healthcare reform.

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