As expected, the Senate health care bill was shot through with a series of amendments from both the Republicans and Democrats that would give more leeway to insurers and companies.
But the Senate will be hearing an amendment on Thursday that would allow insurers to opt out of some aspects of the bill, which has been called “mean” by Sens.
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The amendment, however, has not been heard by the Senate floor.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is set to begin its hearing on the health care law Wednesday.
The hearing is scheduled to be the first opportunity for Democrats to offer an alternative to the Senate bill.
Democrats want to offer a bill that is more progressive on the healthcare bill than the House version.
They have also made a point of supporting the House bill because they want to avoid some of the concessions that the House passed last month.
But while Republicans and Trump have repeatedly promised to pass their own bill, they are still waiting on a number of key amendments from the Senate, including one from Sen. Joe Donnate Joe Thomas DonnellyOvernight Health Care: House votes to delay vote on opioids | Trump signs opioid bill | Trump to move Medicaid funds to states with high uninsured rates | McCain to hold news conference with Trump on opioid plan | McCain urges Republicans to pass Medicaid overhaul if they want it to win Senate Dems vow to block Senate ‘fiscal cliff’ dealThe GOP is in a Catch-22: They’re already working to pass a bill, but then they don’t want to face a veto from the Democrats.
They want to pass it, but only if it gets some Democratic votes.
But now that they have a majority in the Senate and the President has agreed to sign the bill in exchange for his votes, Democrats want to make changes to it.
If the Senate is willing to consider the House amendment, it would allow people with pre-dispute coverage to continue to get coverage even if they are barred from using the government’s Medicaid program because of their pre-contraceptive coverage status.
Under the Senate amendment, the person could still be denied coverage if the insurance company would not let them use the program.
The House amendment would have also allowed people to be barred from the government-run health insurance exchange if they could not afford private coverage.
It’s unclear whether the Senate would accept the House’s amendment or not.
If it does, it could set up a showdown over how to reconcile the House and Senate bills.
Senate Republicans, who have argued that the Senate should move ahead on their own plan, would be pushing for a vote on the House-passed bill this week.
If the Senate doesn’t approve the House plan, it will need to vote on it by the end of the week to clear the way for a final vote in the House.
Democrats, on the other hand, could have a hard time moving forward on their proposal without the House amendments.
And Republicans could try to push for a quick vote on their version of the Senate-passing bill by pushing an amendment that would prevent the Senate from taking up the House legislation before a Senate vote.
Republicans would then have to vote against that amendment, which would leave the House to vote, allowing the Senate to proceed.
If that happens, Democrats could force a vote to try to get a measure that the President can sign, but they would need to be able to get at least 51 votes to do so.
Democrats also have a strong chance of holding onto their majority if Republicans keep pushing amendments.
They hold 52 seats in the chamber, compared to the 50 the GOP has.