Democrats Demand Hearings On Gop Fitness Care Bill

CNN has reached out to McConnell’s office for response to the Democrats’ request and has not yet received a response.
Story highlights Democrats have been highly critical of Republicans for rushing a health care billSenate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democrats have written a letter(CNN) Now that Republicans will delay a vote on their health care bill until Arizona Sen. John McCain is healthy enough to return to Washington, Senate Democrats are asking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his top committee chairmen to hold hearings on the measure.
“Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and top Democrats on the Senate health and finance committees asked McConnell to use the extra time since the vote is delayed to give more information on the GOP’s plan to overhaul Obamacare.
“This will allow members to hear unfiltered and unbiased analysis of how the bill will affect their states and the health and financial security of the constituents they represent, including the impact of Medicaid cuts to vulnerable populations like children, people with disabilities, and people with pre-existing conditions.
“Given your decision to delay the vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act, we request that you use this additional time to hold public hearings so that senators can invite impartial experts, including patients, to testify on the policies in the bill, especially the radically conservative Cruz/Lee proposal released to the public only five days ago,” Democrats wrote in their letter.

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