Tuesday, June 13, 2017

While Trump Distracts Us....

The GOP racks us.
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has taken the expedited, secretive process that the House Republicans used to pass their Affordable Care Act repeal legislation and put it on steroids.

The lack of details about the Senate's version of the legislation, which stands to affect the insurance coverage of millions of Americans while remaking one-sixth of the economy, is a feature, not a bug, from McConnell's perspective. Shielding his conference members from scrutiny, McConnell has set up a process that will bypass committee hearings, tamp down outside analysis, and bring a bill to floor for a vote soon after its text is first released publicly.


The House's American Health Care Act, according to the CBO, would result in 23 million fewer people with health coverage, roll back Obamacare consumer protections, and slash $834 million in Medicaid funding.


GOP senators were told to keep quiet about the negotiations, though they have signaled that once they settle on a set of proposals that would garner support of most of their conference, they'd push it forward quickly.

That moment appears to be arriving, with members gearing up for a vote by as early as before the 4th of July, when Congress is scheduled for recess.

  Paraticle News
No wonder the GOP are content to let tRump stay on. While he's embroiled in news-grabbing shenanigans, no one is minding the store.

...but hey, do what you want...you will anyway.

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