The Senate Republican health care bill is being politically contrived and rushed through by Mitch McConnell. Read the lead article in today’s Wall Street Journal for a good summary of the faults of the bill.
Lawmakers on both ends of the GOP spectrum are also increasingly joining Democrats in criticizing the lack of transparency and rapid-fire timeline for a vote. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) plans to release draft legislation Thursday morning; many lawmakers said they hadn’t seen the bill’s text as of Wednesday afternoon.
Some Republicans, including Sen. Ron Johnson (R., Wis.), are calling the timetable too rushed to ensure their support.
“I would find it hard to believe I will have enough time,” Mr. Johnson said. “I’ve made leadership well aware of the fact that I need information to make a final decision, and if I don’t have the information to justify a yes vote, I won’t be voting yes.”
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