Dems gum up Senate to protest GOP health care bill secrecy

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"You'll be able to take a look at it", said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

Senate Republicans are preparing to vote on repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) next week, according to an article posted on the Politico website. All Democrats are expected to oppose it.

And Rep. Lee Zeldin, a New York Republican who voted for the health care plan, said he heard "nothing anywhere near" the kind of analysis of the bill that Trump gave privately in a recent dinner with the President. Creator of Netflix series House of Cards Beau Willimon threw his support behind the Democrats, retweeting MSNBC's Christopher Haynes, who noted there has been no public debate on the Republicans' bill.

McConnell told reporters Tuesday a vote on that bill will be held once the Congressional Budget Office has analyzed the impact of the legislation.

"I hope they'll have more time than we did on Christmas Eve when [former Senator Harry] Reid produced his bill", said Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said the Republican plan does "not yet" do enough to reduce premiums, a key GOP goal, and said it needed to go further in easing Obama's coverage requirements. Sen.

McConnell, dead husk of a human being, said that Obamacare is "crumbling" and "imposed on our country", speaking in broad terms about how Republicans will vaguely end unspecified suffering.

The organization, which bills itself as a consumer health group, is targeting Sens. The House healthcare bill's proposed $834 billion in Medicaid cuts would have "serious negative consequences for communities across America", AHA said.

Democrats charge Republicans haven't hit the target the HELP committee and accuse them of using budgetary tricks.

Senate Republicans steered toward a potential showdown vote on their long-awaited health care bill next week, despite indications that they've yet to solidify the 50 GOP votes they'll need to avert an embarrassing defeat.

"Radical departure from normal procedure on a bill of such outcome", Schumer announced from the floor, "leaves the Senate minority little choice but to depart from normal procedure as well". It's the reality of the threat we face as Senate Republicans attempt to ram through a health care bill before the July 4th recess. However, what has leaked is that the bill will throw more people off of their health insurance than the House-passed version of Trumpcare.

McConnell said Monday that Republicans were making progress with the bill, but he did not discuss specifics.

Democrats see the health care fight as more potent than an investigation into potential collusion with Russian Federation and obstruction of justice - and a possibly defining gaffe for commercials, according to aides.

The aide said Democrats will begin slowing work on bills by refusing to let the Senate bypass time-consuming procedural steps, which it customarily does on most legislation.

Democrats took to the Senate floor Monday night for a five-hour "talkathon" in protest of the Republicans' "secret" negotiations to repeal and replace Obamacare.

The truth is that this is not a "health care" bill.

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