Senators, vote 'no' to TrumpNoCare Act

Senators, vote 'no' to TrumpNoCare Act

The House healthcare bill's proposed $834 billion in Medicaid cuts would have "serious negative consequences for communities across America", AHA said.

The letter, dated Friday and also signed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana, Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada, Gov. John Bel Edwards of Louisiana, Gov. Charles D. Baker of MA and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, calls on members of the Senate to seek out "opportunity to craft solutions to [U.S. health care] challenges that can find support across party lines, delivering improvements to result in a system that is available and affordable for every American".

Currently, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and top Republicans are writing the bill in private to avoid intense publicly scrutiny.

Senate Republican leaders are under fire from all sides for blocking debate on their health care bill - the details of which remain largely unknown - before forcing a vote on the legislation by July 4.

Democrats plan to slow action on all Senate business, a move created to protest their frustration with the GOP's secretive efforts to pass legislation that would repeal and replace key parts of the Affordable Care Act.

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At the beginning of 2017, Speaker Paul Ryan took about one month to advance the American Health Care Act in the House.

"I think we're not anxious so much about that as we are getting it together so we can get a majority to vote for it", said Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) when asked about public review of the legislation, according to Slate, seeming to indicate that their bill would be kept secret until it's passable on the floor of the Senate.

"Nobody's hiding the ball here", the Kentucky Republican said last week.

On Monday, Schumer and three other Democrats on the Senate committee on health, education, labor and pensions sent a letter addressed to Republican leaders demanding that they "schedule hearings to discuss, debate and hear testimony about the healthcare bill that you are now drafting in secret". Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska; Susan Collins, R-Maine; Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.; and Dean Heller R-Nev., according to the report.

Democrats plan to slow the Senate's work, force votes and make late-night speeches in an effort to focus attention on how Republicans are crafting legislation revamping the nation's health care system behind closed doors, a senior Democratic aide said Monday. They could walk into McConnell's office and say they'll oppose any bill that is not made public for at least a month of real scrutiny and discussion.

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During a White House meeting this week, Trump privately told Senate Republicans that the House bill was "mean".

Since Democrats have 48 votes against dismantling the existing law, any three Republican senators could put a stop to this fantastically anti-democratic process. They then listed all of the rooms available in Senate Office buildings for them to schedule a health care hearing. Those conversations between senators and the CBO - common for lawmakers working on major, complex pieces of legislation - sometimes prompt members to press through and other times to change course.

I'd like to end my letter the way Trump has ended many of his messages: sad.

Republicans plan to bypass the committees of jurisdiction and fast-track their bill to the Senate floor. Or it could be forced to cancel its monthlong August recess as intra-party divisions over the American Health Care Act (not to mention the big items standing behind it in the queue) drag on.

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