Democrats look to slow down GOP's secretive Obamacare repeal plans

Obamacare in 2018 Many will pay the price

On Monday, Schumer and three other Democrats on the Senate committee on health, education, labor and pensions sent a letter addressed to Republican leaders demanding that they "schedule hearings to discuss, debate and hear testimony about the healthcare bill that you are now drafting in secret".

Submitting a series of unanimous consent requests "to attempt to force the House-passed healthcare bill to committee, delay" a series of votes on the legislation, "and increase transparency, forcing Republicans to publicly defend their 'no hearings strategy'".

If Senate Republicans plan to win moderate votes by spending more on health insurance subsidies and by delaying the phase-out of Medicaid expansion under the PPACA, they will need to find a way to pay for it, The Hill points out.

The aide says Democrats will begin slowing work on bills by refusing to let the Senate bypass time-consuming procedural steps, which it customarily does on most legislation.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Republican from Kentucky, has been under criticism for writing the Senate version of the overhaul bill behind closed doors.

Republican Conference Committee Chairman John Thune, R-S.D., said the process of writing a healthcare bill has included all GOP senators rather than only those belonging to healthcare-related committees and thus can not be considered secretive.

Senate Republicans are racing to craft an Obamacare replacement bill that could come to a vote by early July. Voters are increasingly less likely to trust Republicans on health care, and independent voters have been embracing Obamacare. (Trump helpfully described the House measure as "mean" during a meeting Tuesday with Republican senators.) Well, great, and a Category 4 hurricane is a bit less harrowing than a Category 5.

On June 18, sources close to the Senate Majority Leader, GOP Sen.

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"The situation in Nevada shows that chaos and instability in healthcare does not help the Republican case for free market reform - it undermines it", Gingrich said.

Repealing the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with the Republican plan isn't a solution, it's an assault on women and the beginnings of a serious national healthcare crisis.

Sound familiar? Remember what then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in the Democratic rush to pass Obamacare in 2010? Republican leaders continue to be under fire - even from their own members - for their tightly guarded process to repealing Obamacare.

Schumer's letter included a list of 31 conference rooms that are available for public hearings.

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"Health care is priority No. 1 right now", said Nicole Gill, executive director of Tax March, which organized more than 100 rallies across the country on April 15. Doctors and hospitals, on the other hand, could face a surge in uninsured patients if millions fewer Americans have health coverage. Democrats plan to speak until at least midnight to raise awareness of what Republicans would prefer to do in the dark of night. "We believe we all owe it to our constituents to pursue any bipartisan potential legislation because it profoundly impacts so many American lives".

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