Now that President Obama has received and read the Republican health care alternative, he cannot deny GOP ideas anymore. However, yesterday he mischaracterized what is included in the alternative, telling a townhall audience that Republicans claimed they could "insure every American for free." This is a false statement.
House Republican Whip Eric Cantor's office clarifies that what Republicans did say is that they would reduce current health care premiums according to CBO. Such a move would allowe people to keep their current health care coverage and not include mandates.
Watch President Obama's townhall here: