GOP leaders disappointed in health summit -- call for Dems to start over

The attitude of Republican leaders in Congress remained unchanged after a bipartisan healthcare summit with President Barack Obama that lasted over seven hours.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said after the meeting that "Frankly, I was discouraged by the outcome."

Both McConnell and Boehner struck the same note they had before the summit; that they want Democrats to scrap their healthcare proposals and start the year-long process over.

"What we think they ought to do is start over and go step by step and target possible areas of agreement talked about in the meeting today," McConnell said.

But Democrats said after the meeting that they were prepared to move forward on healthcare reform with or without Republican support. 

McConnell said that meant they would push forward with the Senate bill with the president's fixes, which he said the public opposes.

"I think the message is very clear...they do not want this bill. It's time we started listening to the people we represent."

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) echoed McConnell, saying "we can't do it in the context of a trillion dollar bill with all these tax increases and Medicare cuts."

Both leaders said the meeting was worthwhile because Republicans could exchange with Democrats in debate.

But Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) suggested the Republican side of the back-and-forth fell on deaf ears with the president.

"I just don't think the president was listening even though he invited us to listen to our ideas," he said, complaining that Obama took up too large a portion of the speaking time.