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.
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McConnell urged a more "incremental" approach.
McCain sharply criticized spending for health care reform, insisting the nation's spending and debt are not sustainable.