A group of GOP senators are pushing a sweeping healthcare overhaul that could include a ‘surgically strike’ to force a vote on the legislation.
The senators are seeking an amendment that would force a full Senate vote on a bill that the Senate could vote on as soon as Thursday, if the Senate does not pass it before the end of the week.GOP Sens.
Bob Corker, Lamar Alexander, David Perdue and Tom Cotton are all leading the push for a healthcare overhaul to overhaul the nation’s healthcare system.
If passed, the legislation would allow states to opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, cut the federal government’s healthcare payments to insurance companies, end the use of Medicaid to subsidize private health insurance, and roll back the requirement that insurers cover all health care costs for people with pre-existing conditions.
The House has not passed its version of the healthcare legislation, and Senate Republicans are not expected to do so.
The Senate is expected to take up the legislation at some point during the week as the party prepares for the midterm elections.
The healthcare legislation has been the subject of a string of failed votes in the Senate, including a failed attempt to repeal the Affordable Act in 2017.