Rubio Cautions Lawmakers to Move on Health Care Law Mindfully

Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio

The ball of healthcare reform is now in the Republican court, but how to hit it back is breeding contention among Republican lawmakers.

Senator Ron Johnson, Republican from Wisconsin, complained about the long and drawn out process of getting a health care proposal moved through the senate, which elicited a response from Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, cautioning that health care legislation must not be done “behind closed doors” nor rushed to the floor for a vote.

“The Senate is not a place where you can just cook up something behind closed doors and rush it for a vote on the floor,” Rubio contended on “Face the Nation.”

Johnson is losing patience with the process, as he said, “I want to know exactly what’s in the Senate bill. It’s not a good process.”

Rubio emphasized that he has no problem with meetings that are taking place about new health-care regulations, but he is cautioning that the final version “cannot be rushed to the floor. Ultimately we’re all going to see what’s in it.”

Gail Nussbaum

Gail Nussbaum has been involved in politics and diplomacy for over 15 years. Her interest in foreign relations, economics and budget policy has led her to her position as fiscal policy writer at Left Justified. Gail can be contacted at gailnussbaum(at)

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