While the Senate has been busy working up a “repeal and replace” act to counter the disasters of Obamacare, the bill itself has been kept out of the public eye.
Rather than get mired in minutia every night on the evening news, U.S. Senators chose to keep the new healthcare bill a bit of a secret during it’s formative weeks. Distractions from the highly partisan media, whose puppet masters reside far to the left of center, would surely have created a perilous bit of circumstance for lawmakers hoping to advance this particular cause. Now, as the bill is considered written, the public and the rest of the government will have a chance to take a look-see.
“The closely guarded Senate health care bill written entirely behind closed doors finally became public Thursday in a do-or-die moment for the Republican Party’s winding efforts to repeal Obamacare.
“The unveiling of the legislation marks the first time that the majority of the Senate GOP conference gets a comprehensive look at the health care proposal. With Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressing ahead for a vote next week, senators only a handful of days to decide whether to support or vote against the bill.“The bill is very similar to the version of the House bill that passed last month but with some key changes. The text released Thursday showed the Senate legislation would still make major changes to the nation’s health care system, repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate, drastically cutting back federal support of Medicaid, eliminating Obamacare’s taxes on the wealthy, insurers and others.“The Senate plan however would keep Obamacare’s subsidies to help people pay for individual coverage.“McConnell’s decision to keep the details tightly under wraps until Thursday was intentional and aimed at winning over his colleagues out of the public spotlight, but the secretive process has infuriated Democrats — and aggravated plenty of Republicans, too.”