Press for info on Senate health bill

Press for info on Senate health bill

The Senate Minority Leader added "If Republicans won't relent and debate their health care bill in the open for the American people to see, then they shouldn't expect business as usual in the Senate".

A related issue is whether and at what level to cap federal Medicaid spending.

When the House was debating the health-care bill earlier in the year, a significant grassroots campaign against the measure almost derailed it, as Republican lawmakers were bombarded by hostile questions and large crowds in town halls back home.

Several of the senators being targeted have expressed some concern about the evolving Senate legislation or its process. In committee, when asked whether or not there would be hearings on the yet-to-be proposed bill, the answer seemed to be a resounding "no". According to an analysis by Media Matters looking at coverage from June 1 through June 14, the bill has received scant mention on broadcast and cable news, with Republican secrecy surrounding the bill barely even being mentioned.

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Democrats are weighing a strategy to get more public attention on the debate in the next two weeks, said Matt House, spokesman for Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY, but he declined to discuss details.

Newspapers in red areas of the country that largely supported Trump last November and stand to be hit hardest by Trumpcare also didn't cover health care reform on their front pages on Monday.

Democrats are quick to point out that the Affordable Care Act was debated openly with dozens of public hearings and amendments over the course of a almost a year before they brought the bill to a vote.

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

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The House had "vigorous and robust debate", but reports reveal McConnell simply wants to ram the bill through with no hearings or discussion. The Senate is not expected to hold any hearings.

"I don't think any individual has read the whole bill", Rep. Thomas Garrett (R-VA) said in a CNBC article, referring to the AHCA before House Republicans passed it last month. "So getting it in public gives them a chance to get up and scream".

"In no uncertain terms, a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act is a declaration of war on women", said Karin Roland, chief campaigns officer at UltraViolet, the principal organizer of the sit-ins (visit UltraViolet's website for more information about the day of action). The Congressional Budget Office has estimated the House bill would cause 23 million people to lose insurance over a decade and leave many sicker and older consumers with much higher costs. Senate leadership promptly threw in the trash. The Democrats plan to object to all requests for unanimous consent and in turn offer their own requests for unanimous consent in an attempt to force the bill before a committee, where debate can take place in public, the senior aide said.

Unfortunately, Republicans are recklessly moving forward with their destructive efforts and may hold a Senate vote on their bill in just a few weeks, despite the fact that that this bill remains at its core a giant tax break for the wealthy at the expense of care for the poor and vulnerable.

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In addition, US crude stockpiles fell by 1.7 million barrels, less than the expected decline of 2.7 million barrels. ET, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 160.94 points, or 1.05 per cent, to 15,218.61.

Against that background, McConnell's task this week is two-fold: finish a bill and convince enough people to back it.

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