Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell says it is time to "step back and start over" on health care reform.
McConnell is holding a closed town hall meeting at Children's Mercy Hospital, along with Sen. John McCain and Sen. Kit Bond, all Republicans.
The trio met with hospital staff and got a look at the hospital's new helicopter.
McConnell also criticized plans to pay for health reform by cutting Medicare and Medicaid. Many of the patients at the hospital use Medicaid services.
McConnell urged a more "incremental" approach.
McCain sharply criticized spending for health care reform, insisting the nation's spending and debt are not sustainable.