GOP Senator Accuses Own Party of Hiding Obamacare Repeal Plans From Public

Maybe the Russian ambassador is down there and he can tell us what's in the bill.

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

Ultimately, Paul's proposal goes a long way in allowing for families and individuals to control their health care dollars and maximize savings.

Key House Republican committee chairs held a closed door meeting on Capitol Hill Wednesday in which they briefed GOP senators on the evolving ACA proposal.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee is planning a markup on the draft legislation next week, possibly on March 8. That, though, is not the case here.

"Who would have thought, one month into the fight over the ACA, it's the Republicans, not the Democrats, who are in disarray and pointing at one another like an Abbott and Costello show", said Schumer.

It's not just the media and the public that are scrambling here, either; both members of the House and Senate - from both parties - are trying to find out.

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

"I would like to read the Obamacare bill, if you recall when Obamacare was passed in 2009, 2010, Nancy Pelosi said you'll know what's in it after we pass it, the Republican party shouldn't act in the same way", Paul said in an impromptu press conference. The plan calls for rolling back much of the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with tax credits for people who purchase health insurance based on age. Paul enters his second term, unlike Sen.

In the interview on CNN's "At This Hour", Paul said he thinks there is still "a lot of Obamacare lite in their bill", which he described as elements like an individual mandate and a so-called Cadillac tax that would levy steep taxes on health plans considered generous.

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

Florida and its Obamacare customers have the most to lose of any state in the country - more than $5.2 billion - if Congress reduces or kills subsidies that make monthly health premiums more affordable, according to a study The Palm Beach Post wrote about in December. They didn't find it. There is an actual, non-figurative, cartoon-style chase slowly unfolding in the Capitol. Now, evidently, someone has written a replacement bill. Hoyer's office believes the bill was originally there and then moved once its location leaked.

WNYC reporter Todd Zwilich Tweets that on a suggestion from reporters, Rep. Leading Republicans scrambled earlier this week after Republican Study Committee chair Mark Walker (R-N.C.) ripped apart the leaked copy, though Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise later clarified that the released copy was old, dating back to roughly February 10, and that it wasn't the one the GOP was presently working off of. And, as of 8PM in Washington, DC, the bill has yet to surface.

  • Annette Adams