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Democrats Aim to Stymie Senate GOP's Health Care Efforts

Democrats Aim to Stymie Senate GOP's Health Care Efforts

Senate Republicans have said they have no plans to publicly release the draft health care bill.

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.

The GOP's secretive process marks a sharp departure from the traditional way the Senate has developed large, complex bills, which are often debated for years with multiple committee hearings to ensure broad input and careful analysis....

Repealing Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) has been a Republican goal since the bill was signed by former President Barack Obama in 2010.

The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to openly discuss the plans.

After the president reportedly called the legislation "mean" and a "son of a b--" during a meeting with GOP Senators last week, some House Republican lawmakers were perturbed.

"It was the worst piece of legislation, frankly, against working class people that I can remember in my political life in the Congress. Throwing 23 million people off of health insurance is beyond belief".

This process defies two centuries of Senate tradition that says the upper chamber is the statesmanlike brake on the passions of the more raucous House.

While the GOP has railed against Obamacare for years, there's one pillar of the health care law that plenty of Republican lawmakers now say is pivotal for their constituents: Medicaid expansion.

The Community Catalyst Action Fund, a nonprofit organization based in Boston, plans to launch a $1.5 million TV and radio advertising campaign Monday, calling on five GOP senators to vote against the emerging ACA repeal and replace healthcare bill, reports The Washington Post.

To the Editor: While all eyes were on James Comey, Mitch McConnell, Senate majority leader, set about destroying health care coverage for Americans.

"Republicans are drafting this bill in secret because they're ashamed of it, plain and simple", said Chuck Schumer, the Senate minority leader, in a statement. But GOP senators still disagree on a number of key issues, such as what to do with Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, taxes and tax credits. Rep. Greg Walden of OR, who helped shepherd the party's health-care overhaul bill through the House last month, sat down with Louise Radnofsky, The Wall Street Journal's White House reporter, to offer his take on where the effort stands. "We think it's critical that Americans across the country understand what's at stake for them and their families if the U.S. Senate passes this bill".

Healthcare workers, hundreds of nurses and patients are expected to rally in order to protest the effort to rescind Affordable Care Act.

What will the Republican legislation do?

"I'm a firm believer that the amount of work you have expands to fit the amount of time you give to it. Deadlines sharpen a man's mind", he said, The Hill reports.


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