Sen. Burr presents alternative health plan

May 20, 2009 4:21:49 AM PDT
NC Sen. Richard Burr will present new health legislation on Capitol Hill Wednesday. Burr and other Republican leaders are offering a new health care plan as an alternative to the one being pursued by President Barack Obama.

Also scheduled is a news conference with Republican Sen. Tom Coburn and Republican Reps. Paul Ryan and Devin Nunes.

Their plan would raise money by taxing health benefits and use the revenue to give people tax credits to buy their own care.