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Democrats say they'll slow Senate work over secretive care bill

Democrats say they'll slow Senate work over secretive care bill

The House Freedom Caucus members have favored canceling the recess, issuing a June 6 statement that urged House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to work through the recess to "accomplish the priorities of the American people". Democrats and some more moderate Republicans were already warning about Medicaid cuts in the House-passed bill, which reduces Medicaid spending by more than $800 billion over 10 years.

The House bill is extremely unpopular, with voters disapproving of the legislation by almost 4 to 1.

Unsurprisingly, some of the Senate Democrats who have tweeted most about Trump's Russia scandals are on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the election.Sens. A May 16-22 Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that 55 percent of Americans have an unfavorable view of it. "This bill is speeding to the floor".

He has invoked Rule 14, which allows him to schedule a vote on the Republican health care plan (AHCA) with no input from the public, no Democratic input, no committee discussion, and allowing for no amendments. That would bypass the usual 60-vote threshold and keep Democrats from blocking the measure.

Republicans have said the House bill is aimed at lowering premiums and expanding consumers' insurance choices while getting rid of the mandates in "Obamacare" that require people to buy coverage. "It doesn't get better with age". They also must navigate abortion policy.

Remember that senior aide in Senate Republican leadership?

The clock is ticking.

"The average Republican doesn't even know what's in that legislation", Independent Sen.

Unable to stop them, Senate Democrats plan to use parliamentary tools to make the process as painful as possible. Write to Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Bob Corker (R-South Carolina), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana).

For the next several hours, Democrats plan to object to all of the Senate's unanimous consent requests - in other words, stall business so they can talk about healthcare. He declined to comment on whether the president believed the House-passed bill was "mean" and said the administration felt "very good" about the progress the Senate is making on the bill. Many rank-and-file Republicans told reporters "they had no idea what was being drafted". Democrats have gotten sparse attendance at press conferences to highlight the House bill's impact on Obamacare's insurance exchanges, Medicaid funds for opioid treatment, and women's health. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, Patty Murray, D-Washington and Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, sent a letter to top Republicans asking that they schedule hearing to discuss, debate and hear testimony about "the health care bill that you are now drafting in secret".

The one who said that Republicans weren't going to let the public see Trumpcare because "We aren't stupid"?

Senate Republicans are racing to craft an Obamacare replacement bill that could come to a vote by early July.

"Health care is priority No. 1 right now", said Nicole Gill, executive director of Tax March, which organized more than 100 rallies across the country on April 15. "I can't think of another piece of legislation of this scope and magnitude that affects so many people that has been drawn up behind such a dense veil of secrecy".

What will the Republican legislation do?

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