Putting "Low-Hanging Fruit" Back On The Tree

by Patrick Appel

Ezra Klein studies the sections of the healthcare bill Republicans complain about most:

It's perfectly fair to believe these six provisions problematic. I'd reform the 1099 requirement myself. But it's worth noting that the parts of the legislation that Republicans understand to be vulnerable and unpopular -- and that they plan to specifically attack -- are the fiscally responsible parts. 

Some Republicans are suggesting more financially responsible tweaks.