Just hours after Senate Republican leaders released their health care bill on Thursday, four conservative senators announced that they are “not ready to vote for” the bill — enough to block it from passage, should they hold firm. However, the senators also made clear they were “open to negotiation,” signaling that they could come around if they win policy concessions they deem sufficient.
With Senate Republicans’ release of their health care bill Thursday, the party’s grand design on health policy is now impossible to mistake. The party’s chief goal is to slash Medicaid’s spending on poor Americans, so they can cut taxes for rich Americans. It’s a massive redistribution from the poor to the rich. The GOP’s policy push is no longer about repealing Obamacare or even really trying to make its individual insurance markets, which they repeatedly criticize as “failing,” work better.
Senate Republicans have not yet finalized, released, publicly debated, or held any hearings on their Obamacare repeal bill. Yet they’re planning a vote on it next week. Make no mistake, this is an intentional strategy. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has calculated that Republicans’ best and probably only shot of repealing Obamacare is with a legislative strategy that combines stealth and speed.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".