(AFP)

President Barack Obama plans to offer Republicans a few more concessions on health care “reform” when he announced his latest revised plan Wednesday.

Obama will include a handful of GOP desires into his plan but Republicans say the offer is more political theater than reality.

“If the President simply adds a couple of Republican solutions to a trillion dollar health care package that the American people don’t support, it isn’t bipartisanship. It’s political cover,” Republican Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia said in a statement released by his office.

Obama will include Republican initiatives to cut health costs and prevent fraud and will propose the fixes be part of a reconciliation process that would allow the bill to pass with simple majorities in the House and Senate.

But Obama also still face uneasiness in Democratic ranks as nervous Representatives and Senators keep a wary eye on polls that show support for the reform bills slipping with voters.

House and Senate Democratic leaders believe they can muster the votes to pass the bill before the Easter recess at the end of March.

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