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Fri Jun 16, 2017, 05:28 PM

Republican secrecy faces mounting criticism as GOP senators work behind closed doors to repeal Obama

Source: LA Times

Senate Republicans are facing increasing criticism for ducking public scrutiny as they craft legislation to roll back the Affordable Care Act with little input from outside experts, patients, physicians and others most affected by healthcare legislation.

The GOP’s secretive process marks a sharp departure from the traditional way the Senate has developed large, complex bills, which are often debated for years with multiple committee hearings to ensure broad input and careful analysis.

The closed-door approach, which is even more opaque than the process used earlier this year in the House, is all the more remarkable given the bill’s likely impact on tens of millions of Americans, many of whom could see their health insurance protections substantially scaled back or eliminated altogether.

“It is deeply disturbing,” said Erika Sward, assistant vice president of the American Lung Assn. “Patients groups like ours need to make sure that our patients’ needs for healthcare will be met. … We can’t do that if we can’t see what is being proposed.”

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-republicans-obamacare-secrecy-20170616-story.html

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Reply Republican secrecy faces mounting criticism as GOP senators work behind closed doors to repeal Obama (Original post)
TomCADem Jun 2017 OP
bucolic_frolic Jun 2017 #1
Eliot Rosewater Jun 2017 #2
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2017 #5
Gore1FL Jun 2017 #3
red dog 1 Jun 2017 #4
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2017 #6
mountain grammy Jun 2017 #7
turbinetree Jun 2017 #8
global1 Jun 2017 #9
broadcaster90210 Jun 2017 #10
Zing Zing Zingbah Jun 2017 #11

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 05:30 PM

1. Rule by Secrecy

Why are we paying these criminals?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 05:34 PM

2. Our job is once they do this and start killing Americans, we need to make sure everybody

knows WHAT was done by WHO

so they can be thrown out of office

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 05:53 PM

5. Before. Republican TrumpDontCare bill. They need to realize it will be very toxic to their brand. nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 05:46 PM

3. I love how the headline was perfectly truncated.

When push comes to shove the shortened version has a higher degree of accuracy,

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 05:52 PM

4. "Senate Dems Finally Planning An Offensive Against Trumpcare"

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 05:56 PM

6. What is offensive is Republican TrumpDontCare. . . . . nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 06:04 PM

7. Senator Cory Gardner

I've called his office daily... no response.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 06:07 PM

8. FUCK THEM and the horse they ride in on

Single payer is coming, we will not forget, what other fucking secret meetings have these right wing fascists been having, we are not a fucking plutocracy, not yet, hurry up 2018 and 2018.

Hey democrats there are two effective means to stop this or slow it down unanimous consent and the too filibuster every amendment

https://www.indivisibleguide.com/




And lets get Jon Ossloff elected....................

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 06:10 PM

9. So Much For Bipartisanship & Working Together & Changing....

the climate in Congress in the spirit of we're all in this together. That was short lived.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 08:01 PM

10. Yeah, well. If they actually cared about criticism I'd be hopeful. nt

nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 09:29 PM

11. Sen Susan Collins doesn't seem to know what they are up to either

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