At some point on Tuesday, with little fanfare, a short set of talking points was added to Health Care Solutions Group section of Roy Blunt's website, entitled "How the Republican Plan Will Help You." The talking points aren't that interesting in themselves -- big promises, no details, no actual policy proposals.
However, it's notable that the memo includes the phrase, "The Republican Plan," because as far as anyone can tell, there is no "Republican plan." Blunt was asked to spearhead the efforts to create such a plan in February, but has completely failed in that task. In fact, some Republicans are openly wondering if it's even worth presenting a plan now, since Blunt's group has taken so long.
The dramatic shortcomings and lack of leadership from Blunt's health care working group have been widely reported. In April, Politico wrote that when Republicans "look into their own camp" for a health care alternative, "they get nervous." And this week, a special report from CQ Politics (titled "Free-Market Health Care: The Sound of Silence") quoted a prominent conservative activist described Blunt and his fellow Congressional leaders as "virtually useless" on health care.