Healthcare Will Be Front and Center Today With Republicans Introducing Their Repeal and Replace Bill and Democrats Introducing Their Single Payer Bill

Later today is shaping up to be a pretty fun day in terms of Healthcare!

Graham/Cassidy/Heller/Johnson will be sharing their Repeal and Replace Bill on Capital Hill while Crazy 😜 Bernie, Pocahontas, Booker, Gillibrand, Baldwin etc. will be unveiling their Single Payer Bill.

Nancy Pelosi and Crying 😭 Chuck are not happy that the far left is talking about Single Payer when a majority of Americans want absolutely nothing to do with it. Fly Over Democrats in states like WV, IN, OH, MI, ND, MO, MT are mortified that the party Socialists are about to link Single Payer to their party and hopes of being re-elected in 2018.

This also could somehow galvanize the Republicans in the Senate to do the unthinkable and pass the bill that would give Healthcare back to the states which would put a stake in the heart of Single Payer once and for all.

Wonder if our Lion 🦁 tonight had a heart to heart with Heitkamp, Donnelly and Manchin about their prospects of being re-elected now that the Democrats are going all in with Single Payer.

From the article linked above:

WASHINGTON β€” A group of Republican senators will roll out a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday as the GOP makes a last-ditch effort to reform the nation’s health care system.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., will lead a group of fellow Republicans β€” Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Dean Heller of Nevada and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin β€” in unveiling a plan that would provide federal money to states to allow them to create their own health care plans.

β€œIt will take the decision-making and the money out of Washington and bring it back to the states,” said Heller, discussing portions of his plan during a Senate Finance Committee hearing.

The group, joined by former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., about their plans to rush the bill through committee and to the floor before the end of the month.

The 23-page bill will be sent to the Congressional Budget Office to be analyzed and to determine its cost and its impact on the national debt.

Meanwhile, Sanders also is expected to introduce his bill Wednesday. Several lawmakers have lined up to support the single-payer approach.

However, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., declined to support the bill, saying she continues to fight to preserve Obamacare and fix portions of the law that are in need of repair.

But Sanders has a growing number of supporters, including several eyeing a possible 2020 presidential run as Democrats.

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., called the Sanders bill β€œa litmus test for the liberal left.”

On health care, McConnell has told members of his Republican caucus not to come forward with a bill unless they have the 50 votes needed to pass it under special rules.

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