Senate Republicans move forward to develop own bill to end ACT.
A Senate version to repeal the Affordable Care Act continues to wind its ways through the legislative process, according to Politico in “Senate GOP prepares for Obamacare repeal vote next week.” The House has previously passed its own bill.
The biggest problem with the Senate bill from an elder law perspective is that no one knows what the problems are.
Since President Trump is reported to have told Republican Senators in private that the House bill is “mean,” it is expected that the Senate version will contain some softer provisions.
However, the negotiations over the Senate bill are being conducted behind closed doors. It is also expected that no hearings or debate will be held on the bill, before it is called for a vote.
That makes it difficult for elder law advocates to determine whether the bill is supportable or not.
Reference: Politico (June 20, 2017) “Senate GOP prepares for Obamacare repeal vote next week.”