In the House of Representatives, Republicans attacked Democrats for supposedly not backing police. In these sessions lawmakers are trying to resolve internal disputes over how to reduce the insurance coverage standards that Obama's law requires, cut the Medicaid health care program for the poor and eliminate taxes Obama levied on higher earners and the medical industry. She has opposed past conservative efforts to include language barring federal payments to Planned Parenthood, a group many Republicans abhor because it provides abortions.

Rand Paul is slamming efforts led by Senate Majority Leader and fellow Kentuckian Mitch McConnell to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

The bill largely mirrors the House measure that narrowly passed last month but with some significant changes.

President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to repeal Obamacare.

Senate leaders on Wednesday were putting the final touches on legislation that would reshape a big piece of the USA health-care system by dramatically rolling back Medicaid while providing a softer landing to Americans who stand to lose coverage gained under the Affordable Care Act. They say they will slow work on bills by refusing to let the Senate bypass time-consuming procedural steps, which it usually does on most legislation.

The healthcare bill will be released to the Republican Senate Conference on Thursday morning and posted online, senators said.

Facing unanimous Democratic opposition, Republicans can only afford defections from two of their 52 senators to push the measure through the Senate. That means the bill could come to a vote next week. "I'm sure the Russians have been able to hack in and gotten most of it".

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters Tuesday he hopes to have "a discussion draft" of the bill available Thursday. But it may be too late to rally support for the upper chamber's version of the American Health Care Act, if reports coming out of a meeting of Republican senators are accurate.

Senate Democrats went all out Tuesday to derail the Republican health care replacement for Obamacare, saying GOP senators are keeping it secret because they are "ashamed" of it.

"The combination of secrecy and speed are a toxic recipe", said Sen.

But Sally Pipes president and CEO of the San Francisco-based Pacific Research Institute, a nonprofit that promotes limited government, said the heightened concerns can probably be attributed to "fear of the unknown - people are uncertain about what the repeal-and-replace plan will look like, " she said. Angus King of ME, are expected to oppose the proposed health care bill, and are attempting to convince just three of the 52 Republican senators to join them in their opposition to the bill, which needs just a simple majority to pass.

Gardner needs to demand more transparency from his colleagues and be one of the two "no" votes that could stop this nonsense. Given the abysmal poll numbers, it's safe to say that the American people don't support this bill. Conservatives such as Sen. They unanimously oppose the GOP bill but lack the votes to defeat it.

During the White House press briefing Tuesday, Spicer said he didn't know if President Trump or White House staffers had yet seen the bill.


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