A select group of (male) Republicans in the Senate are currently working behind closed doors to draft a health bill. No one knows what is in the bill except that it is not exactly the same as the unpopular version passed by the House last month that would cut health care coverage for 23 million Americans. Even Republicans like Senator Lindsey Graham are apparently in the dark about the bill. This secrecy is not accidental. As one GOP staffer candidly said, “We aren’t stupid.”
Normally, public scrutiny is an important part of the legislative process. By drafting and debating the bill in secret, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell avoids that scrutiny. It is unclear whether this “vampire” bill will even see daylight before Republicans bring it to a vote prior to the summer recess.
What do you think? Will the Republicans’ “Vampire” Health Bill Ever See the Light of Day?
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