It used to be we tried to keep up with the Joneses. These days it’s trying to keep up with the latest developments in the Republican attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with something “better” is a much harder task.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he’s being pressured by Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and leaders in the House to get something done by the end of summer. They at least want something to consider by the end of July when Congress goes on its annual August recess.
Apparently both fail to remember how slow the U.S. Senate moves. All McConnell would say is the Senate is “all about healthcare these days ... which we will move forward sometime in the near future.”
Others in Senate leadership think they’ll have something by then.
Meanwhile, while most of us took the Memorial Day weekend off, Senate staff began — says Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin — drafting a bill.
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