Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Senate Health Bill: Ron Johnson Accuses McConnell of 'Significant Breach of Trust'

Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson, a Republican wildcard in the upper chamber’s health reform discussions, accused majority leader Mitch McConnell Friday of being duplicitous in his struggle to assemble 50 yea votes to pass the Better Care Reconciliation Act.
Johnson told the Green Bay Press-Gazette that the legislation’s changes to Medicaid were reasons for uneasy conservatives to support the bill. But he said that McConnell was representing the Medicaid overhaul as a façade, though he didn’t cite examples. “If our leader is basically saying don't worry about it, we've designed it so that those reforms will never take effect, first of all, that's a pretty significant breach of trust, and why support the bill then?” Johnson asked.
The Washington Post reported last week that McConnell told Sens. Rob Portman and Shelly Moore Capito, who both represent Medicaid expansion states, that the legislation’s “deepest Medicaid cuts are far into the future” and won’t ever see the light of day. A former GOP lobbyist and Capitol Hill staffer quoted by the paper mentioned an adjustment to Medicaid’s funding formula in the year 2025, specifically. It’s unclear if the Post story was the source of Johnson’s information; an inquiry placed to his spokesman was not returned as of press time.
Read the rest of the story HERE and follow a link below to a related story:

7 Things You Need To Know About The Latest Trumpcare Bill

If you like what you see, please "Like" us on Facebook either here or here. Please follow us on Twitter here.

No comments: