Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
Science | By Tyler Owen

Health care battle: Republicans impose July 4 deadline

Health care battle: Republicans impose July 4 deadline

The aide added that Democrats would also initiate parliamentary procedures "to highlight the difference between the open process used to pass the Affordable Care Act and the process Republicans are pursuing now". In this case, the GOP gambit may be "crazy", but the charge is true.

So far, Democrats have had a tough time getting their message out as the Russian Federation investigations are dominating news coverage and reporters are talking primarily to Republicans in a health debate that relies only on their votes.

Groups fighting the Republican drive to replace Obamacare say they're anxious that investigations into President Donald Trump and his campaign are diverting from efforts to derail the GOP health-care bill.

The truth may make Cornyn uncomfortable, but doesn't make it wrong.

Democratic senators are planning to hold the Senate floor until at least midnight on Monday to thrash Senate Republicans for refusing to hold committee hearings on their healthcare overhaul, according to several people familiar with the plan. Mari said that without Medicaid, she, her husband, and their kids would not have had any other options.

As I've traveled across Minnesota in recent months, Minnesotans have made it clear to me just how important health care is to them, their families, and their communities.

It's a fascinating, albeit weird, perspective.

I've also heard from health care providers, who have told me they likely won't be able to deliver numerous essential services their patients and communities need if the Republican plan is enacted.

Two female senators (out of five total), Sen.

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Republican hypocrisy is now so rampant that it's typically ignored or, worse, granted the political class's all-purpose form of absolution: "Everybody does it". "We have no idea what is being proposed".

There's a lot of this going around.

But no one should be too impressed with their candor.

The Trump administration has already leveled direct threats to cut off federal subsidies to health insurers, to go after the drug industry, and Republicans hold the purse strings for the federal programs that cover numerous patients seen by the nation's doctors and hospitals.

While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) continues to push for a vote before the July 4 Senate recess, Washington's favorite parlor game has become guessing what is, or will be, in the Senate bill. If a handful of GOP senators said they can't vote for the bill under these conditions, McConnell might have to relent, because he can afford to lose only a few.

Most Republican members also haven't seen the bill text and, as a result, conservatives are fearful their promises to constituents won't be included in the bill.

Protesters will "occupy the offices of Senator Bill Cassidy, Senator Susan Collins, Senator Dean Heller, Senator Rob Portman, Senator Lisa Murkowski, Senator Tom Cotton, and Senator Cory Gardner" to "argue that the Republican healthcare plan would be catastrophic for Americans-kicking more than 23 million people off of their health insurance, making it harder for people with pre-existing conditions to get coverage, and undermining the health of women across the country", UltraViolet said in a statement. It's as simple as that.

This is a secret bill because the majority either wants it to be this way or is willing to tolerate the scandalous lack of transparency.

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