Health Reform Agenda continued...
Bipartisan cooperation on health care and other issues was a theme of the conference. Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill said they were worried that Democrats may not follow through on calls for inclusiveness when a contentious health care debate ramps up.
"I know that most Americans would be disappointed if the president took the one-size-fits-all government-only approach to health care reform, so we're hoping he invites Republican ideas into the room," says Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., chairman of the House Republican Conference.
"There are a lot of good ideas out there. The time is now to put those good ideas down on a piece of legislation and move forward so we have something that delivers quality health care to everybody in this country in a way that everybody can afford," Castellani says.