WASHINGTON - A senior House Republican on Monday rejected a proposal by President Barack Obama to revive a stalled healthcare overhaul, saying it did not address public concerns about the sweeping legislation.

This is not a serious attempt to address the concerns the American people have expressed about the Democrats' bills and does not truly include important policy changes Republicans have been pushing to address them, like ending junk lawsuits that drive up healthcare costs, Representative Dave Camp, the top Republican on the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, said in a statement.

(Reporting by Donna Smith; Editing by Howard Goller)