Rand Paul slams secrecy surrounding GOP healthcare bill

Rand Paul slams secrecy surrounding GOP healthcare bill

However, according to the newly leaked revised draft, there would be a higher-end cutoff of the tax credits.

It's nearly like they want to take away 20 million people's healthcare under the cover of darkness.

Others, however, will be subject to change or go out of the window entirely.

Expanding health savings accounts. Still, Pallone headed to that committee office, as Malcolm suggested.

The draft is reportedly being made available in a private location for members of the House Energy and Commerce panel to read, allegedly so copies of it will not be leaked (as was the case with the previous iteration).

Details of the bill may not be public for some time. That, though, is not the case here.

Paul says the only information he has on what's in the replacement he's received from Politico.

Earlier in the day, Paul posted a series of tweets about the secrecy behind the measure.

In an interview this week with NBC's "Today" show, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Republican leaders were "not hatching some bill in a backroom and plopping it on the American people's front door". Then with November's election giving them control of the presidency as well as both houses of Congress, they became the dog that caught the auto: It was easy to yell about how awful Obamacare was, when there was nothing they could really do about it, but now that repealing it would mean taking healthcare away from millions of people, and replacing it would be a tall and complicated task, the GOP has had to face up to the reality of the situation and figure out how they want to proceed. Paul enters his second term, unlike Sen.

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"Part of that process is giving committee members and staff the opportunity to work closely together to draft a bill that reflects the concerns of our constituents and reflects our mandate from voters to repeal and replace Obamacare".

"With any legislation, this type of hasty, partisan action would be cause for alarm", Doggett and his peers write.

But it also means that anyone buying individual insurance will get government assistance, even if they are rich. And they're resorting to some seriously creative tactics to find it. There is an actual, non-figurative, cartoon-style chase slowly unfolding in the Capitol.

"This is unacceptable. This is the biggest issue before Congress and the American people right now", Paul tweeted Thursday morning.

Although H-157's secret location became the subject of some light-hearted, semi-serious exchanges online Thursday, House Democrats at one point expressed a more humorless take.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., expressed pleasant surprise that it's now the Republicans internally battling over Obamacare.

Representatives and reporters continue to chase through the Capitol but as of yet, no copy of the bill has surfaced.

Conservatives hailed the apparent unity of Paul, Lee and Cruz on pushing for a full repeal - a model based on legislation that passed Congress in 2015 only to be vetoed then-President Obama.

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