Blog: Republican health reform: First, do no harm
“First do no harm,” a maxim often attributed to the Hippocratic Oath, is the advice from former House speaker Newt Gingrich to Senate Republicans as they work toward their stated goal of passing a health reform bill before the July 4 recess.
In a significant editorial piece at thehill.com, Gingrich is urging Republican senators to “slow down” and take a more “measured” approach to repealing and replacing Obamacare:
In 2009, when President Obama proposed his healthcare bill, Republicans warned it was the first step toward a single payer system. Eight years later, if Washington Republicans do not change course soon, they …