Published: Wed, June 21, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

McConnell To Keep Pressure On GOP To Repeal Obamacare Quickly

McConnell To Keep Pressure On GOP To Repeal Obamacare Quickly

"If their U.S. Senator or member of Congress votes to replace Obamacare with the Republican health care plan, 46 percent of voters say they will be less likely to vote for that person, while 19 percent say they will be more likely and 29 percent say this vote won't matter", the poll underlined. Republicans balk at the charge and say it's already been decided, the House health care bill is fine and they are full steam ahead. The overall bill was unpopular with the public, yet Democrats took advantage of their large majorities (including, for months, a 60-vote, filibuster-proof Senate advantage) to scrape together the requisite votes to muscle through final passage.

Other Republicans are excited by the bill. Sen.

"They want to bring the bill to the floor, rush it in the dark of night, for a simple reason - they are ashamed of their bill".

This time around, GOP senators and Trump administration officials continue to insist their closed-door deliberations to pass a bill that will likely harm millions of Americans is totally fine. Republicans like Barrasso see the bill as a win for the GOP and for the promises they made on the campaign trail. But underscoring the uncertainty he faces, senators from both ends of his party's spectrum were grumbling about the bill's expected contents and the clandestine way it's being crafted.

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Critics have estimated that the House bill would curtail Medicaid by some $800 billion, and some Republican senators from states where Medicaid was expanded under Obama have expressed concern about passing legislation that slashes aid to thousands of constituents.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he wants the legislation passed by June 30.

It's not just Democrats who have been left out of the health care deliberations.

"There's one estimate that Arizona would have to pick up, eventually, $3 billion in costs on health care, just because of this bill", he said. "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", Schumer said in a statement.

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Monday night, Democrats gave late-night speeches meant to clog up other Senate business and draw attention to lack of information on the crafting of the American Health Care Act, which is being revamped after passing the House to applause from GOP lawmakers.

The President's "mean" comment, though, has not only undermined his negotiating power in the upcoming Senate discussions, it has also left House Republicans scratching their heads about how Trump could have sold a bill that he thought was "mean". The Democrats are thus making every one of those Senate Republican holdouts more important than ever.

Democrats have been protesting the GOP bill by trying to slow down Senate action, including limiting committee hearings.

Democrats, who oppose the bill but lack the necessary votes to block it, have vowed to block GOP procedural requests in an attempt to increase transparency in the drafting process.

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Senate Republicans will finally unveil their closely guarded bill to repeal Obamacare on Thursday, their leader announced Tuesday afternoon.

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