Top senators set to unveil next steps on healthcare – The Hill
A pair of top senators are expected to announce the next steps on healthcare after the GOP effort to repeal ObamaCare stalled in the Senate.
A Senate aide said Sens. Lamar AlexanderLamar AlexanderGOP lawmakers, Trump at odds over insurance payments McCain urges ‘a fresh start’ on healthcare reform Schumer expresses hope for bipartisan ObamaCare fixes MORE (R-Tenn.) and Patty MurrayPatty MurrayMcCain urges ‘a fresh start’ on healthcare reform Schumer expresses hope for bipartisan ObamaCare fixes ObamaCare repeal: Now what? MORE (D-Wash.) will announce their plan for working together on healthcare, including Senate Health Committee hearings, on Tuesday afternoon.
The aide confirmed that the announcement will be on committee action and bipartisan hearings.The forthcoming announcement is the latest sign of bipartisan talks on healthcare since Republicans failed to pass their “skinny” repeal bill last week.
Sen. Bill NelsonBill NelsonThis week: Senate GOP picks up the pieces after agenda setback Bipartisan health group efforts suddenly springing up GOP senator forces Dems to vote on single payer MORE (D-Fla.) announced on Friday that he is working with Sen. Susan CollinsSusan CollinsSenate Republicans brush off Trump’s healthcare demands Female protesters hold mock duel against GOP lawmaker who suggested one Drudge slams McCain: ‘Corruption has so many faces’ MORE (R-Maine) and a small bipartisan group of senators.
Dozens of House lawmakers from both parties unveiled a series of proposals on Monday designed to fix the Affordable Care Act.
Alexander last month backed holding hearings on stabilizing the insurance market.
The push for bipartisan action on healthcare comes as the White House is trying keep momentum behind the GOP effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare.
President Trump met with Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamGraham praises McCain: ‘I’ve been his wingman, he’s been my wingman’ Graham: Report that Trump dictated son’s statement ‘bothers me a lot’ Senate Republicans brush off Trump’s healthcare demands MORE (R-S.C.) on Friday. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) met with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and several governors at the White House on Monday.