Republican senators are expected to make progress this weak in regards to revoking and replacing the Affordable Care Act before the deadline on July 4 that they imposed upon themselves as Democrats are working to stop them at all costs.
“Doing this behind closed doors is actually not what we did,” stated senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, a Democratic Party member that passed the Affordable Care Act in 2009.
It seems that Democrats are frustrated that 13 Republican lawmakers are working to repeal Obamacare without including their Democratic colleagues in the preparations.
The House of Representatives passed the repeal legislation back in May and now the Senate plans to pass the bill without the Democrats’ votes, using a parliamentary process known as budget reconciliation.
It is still uncertain how Democratic Senators plan to obstruct the Republicans’ progress on the bill. Chuck Schumer, the Senate Majority Leader and other members of his team have refused to comment about their plans.
But, according to Fox News, Democrats plan to somehow slow down the progress GOP lawmakers are making with prolonged speeches in the chamber.
President Trump made it his signature promise during the campaign trail to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act that has seen many problems with increased premium spending as it offered citizens less fewer policy options. GOP senators need 51 votes to pass the bill and place it on the President’s desk for signing.
However, it is not to say that Republican legislators are not facing pressure in their efforts to revoke the Affordable Care Act or at least improve it’s many flaws.
But they only have 52 Senate members, some of which are quite skeptical of the bill, those in less wealthy states in particular, about voting for a legislation that may increase premium costs for millions of citizens.
We’ll see how all of this turns out in the end. Stay with us for more updates on this story.
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H/T: Cons Patriot