Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Obamacare repeal bill dealt yet another possibly fatal blow by Senate parliamentarian

Obamacare repeal bill dealt yet another possibly fatal blow by Senate parliamentarian Obamacare repeal bill dealt yet another possibly fatal blow by Senate parliamentarian
Ellis Copeland | 23 July, 2017, 13:26

So it was widely expected that the Senate parliamentarian would say that some provisions in the GOP bill to partially repeal and replace Obamacare can not be repealed with a simple majority vote under budget reconciliation rules. According to Sanders, the parliamentarian determined that numerous provisions of the repeal bill can not be passed via so-called budget reconciliation, which only requires a majority vote but is limited to items with direct.

Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough said that a super-majority is needed for the temporary defunding of Planned Parenthood, abortion coverage restrictions to health plans purchased with tax credits and the requirement that people with breaks in coverage wait six months before they can purchase new plans.

Democrats would be virtually certain to deny Republicans the 60 votes they would need to keep portions of the bill intact.

Republicans are using special process, known as "budget reconciliation", to bypass a filibuster of its health plans, since the Republican majority consists of 52 seats and can not overcome the 60-vote threshold to proceed over Democratic opposition.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., along with Sen. Any other legislation needs 60 votes to avoid a filibuster.

The list was released by Democrats on the Senate Budget Committee and later confirmed by a spokesman for the committee Republicans.

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Provisions deemed impermissible by the parliamentarian can be stripped from the bill if any Senator challenges it on the Senate floor, which seems likely given Democrats' unified opposition to the bill.

Yet the Senate's referee - the parliamentarian - can scratch policy changes that aren't related to the budget during a vetting process known in Capitol-speak as the "Byrd bath".

GOP leaders have said they want to vote on a procedural motion to begin debate on ObamaCare repeal legislation early next week.

The parliamentarian said others aspects of GOP plan, including work requirements for Medicaid recipients and the repeal of "cost-sharing" reimbursements in 2020, could pass on a majority line vote.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said the ruling on the NY language "will greatly tie the majority leader's hands as he tries to win over reluctant Republicans with state-specific provisions". Ted Cruz of Texas to allow insurers to sell policies on the exchanges that do not meet the regulations under the 2010 health care law.

Also Friday, the parliamentarian raised the vote threshold for the "Buffalo bailout", a part of the House bill that limited New York State's ability to force counties to contribute to the Medicaid program. Those include allowing states to waive a long list of insurance protections, including the ACA's essential health benefits and preexisting coverage guarantees.

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