Senate Will Not Vote On House Bill; They’re Writing Their Own Version

The Senate has responded to the House’s American Health Care Act bill passing and it’s not good but it’s how government works.

Many of us have forgotten how government works because it’s been so long since both houses of government did their jobs. One thing we usually say on our radio show is the purpose of the Senate was to kill bills. Surprising huh?

One part of the legislative body draws up a bill and passes it. Then the other looks it over and gives their idea. Then they meet in the middle. We just hope they don’t come out and lie to us so they can do whatever they want. Sad they have that much power in the first place.

So nobody should get angry at the Senate until they see what they come back with and who’s adding and subtracting things.

Source: Washington Examiner

Senate Republicans said Thursday they won’t vote on the House-passed bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, but will write their own legislation instead.

A Senate proposal is now being developed by a 12-member working group. It will attempt to incorporate elements of the House bill, senators said, but will not take up the House bill as a starting point and change it through the amendment process.

“The safest thing to say is there will be a Senate bill, but it will look at what the House has done and see how much of that we can incorporate in a product that works for us in reconciliation,” said Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.

“We are going to draft a Senate bill,” added Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. “That is what I’ve been told.”

The working group has been meeting for weeks, said Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, a member of the group.

“What we have to do is build a consensus among our conference and that is what the working group is designed to do,” Cornyn said. “To get to a compromise we can agree to and then present it to the larger conference.”

Cornyn said there is “really no deadline” for the group to produce a bill. “We are just working toward getting 51 votes,” he said.

Here’s what I would have done:

Introduce a bill that completely repeals all of Obamacare and takes it a step further to cut federal spending on Medicare and Medicaid. If I was president I would use the bully pulpit to push a similar bill.

Try to get Congress to introduce an amendment for congressional term limits that would limit senators to one term and representatives to two. This helps with repealing Obamacare and making sure it stays repealed because the members of congress will not have to worry about re-election if at all and therefore (in my opinion) make the moderate republicans less powerful.

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The Government needs to be pulled out of healthcare insurance totally. The Insurance companies, big pharma etc have their claws dug in deep within the governing bodies and will continue to drive that train as their money to the politicians keep pouring in. I believe there are more in their pockets than are out, and it will be a battle for very little gain. My opinion and I already know what government run health is. And it isn’t the best by any means and definitely not the benefit many thinks. Not flipping my wig, here, just not happy with the outcome at this point. I would like Full Repeal with no to replace, government out completely.

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