A bunch of Republican senators are frustrated with leadership plans to pass a sweeping health care bill with almost no public deliberation.
When the House passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), its version of the legislation, Republican senators were quick to decry both the bill and the debate that led to it.
(In 2009 and 2010, Democrats held literally hundreds of hours of hearings, as part of a process for the Affordable Care Act that took more than a year to complete.)
It might propose to unwind the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid a little more slowly and offer marginally more financial assistance to lower-income and older consumers, but overall, the impact of the bill would be nearly the same.
As Sarah Kliff , also of Vox, wrote late last week, “The health care bill only gets to remain secret if Republican senators allow it to.