The house passed a monster of a health care bill. It was a mutilation of Obamacare not a revocation They stealth-fully found a way to cheat 24 Million Americans out of their health insurance and leave millions more with no medicaid. They even found a way to destroy the value of no pre-existing condition but made it look as though they left it in, The sane people who care about lives were angry and shocked but we all said wait the senate will save us. So the Senate was supposed to make up for the harms and produce a sane bill. But is that going to happen? There are several changers, Hereis the way things are shaping up.
(1) An Action Alert wet out saying that while we were detracted by the hearings:
(2) While you watched Comey, Senate GOP moved to cripple healthcare...
As it happens, the Senate’s work on a measure to cut back the health coverage gains secured by the ACA took place as California budget negotiators reached agreement on restoring dental and optical coverage cut from the state’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal, in 2009. The plan is to restore dental coverage for Medicaid patients in 2018 and eyeglasses in 2020. Some details are still being negotiated, but this is what political leaders do when they’re serious about improving the health of their constituents.
McConnell’s goal is to present a bill to the Congressional Budget Office for analysis as soon as next week, so a final vote can be held before Sept. 30. That’s the deadline for a measure to be passed this year under Senate budget reconciliation rules, which would prevent a Democratic filibuster and allow passage by the GOP’s razor-thin 52-48 majority — with Vice President Mike Pence casting the deciding vote if two Republican senators bail out and produce a tie. (Amanda Michelle Gomez of Think Progress has a good rundown of the procedural complexities here.) Unlike the House, the Senate can’t vote on a bill that hasn’t first been scored by the CBO.
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