Former Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) warned that the proposal doesnt save the federal government any money, while Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in a statement that the plan was short on details.
Todays announcement promises savings with no concrete plan to achieve them and no enforcement mechanism if they dont.
The administration has yet to answer the fundamental question of how to pay for its massive multitrillion-dollar health care plan, he said.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.