Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Ryan's End Run

So that's where it came from:
More than a year ago, the speaker said he established working groups drawn from the standing committees with jurisdiction to draw up plans for the repeal and replacement of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Obamacare.

Ryan said his bottom-up process was open to any Republican congressman who was interested in participating.

The two committee chairmen in the lead, Rep. Kevin Brady (R.-Texas), chairman of Ways and Means, and Rep. Greg Walden (R.-Ore.), chairman of Energy and Commerce, heard concerns from members involved in the process and made changes to the draft as necessary, the speaker said.

The actual bill was not made public until it went online Tuesday at 6 p.m. at ReadtheBill.GOP. Until it was posted online, the working draft was not available to the public and the working group meetings were not open to the public.
A bad plan is still a bad plan...

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