One Republican Senator noted: “The areas we have consensus on? Let’s see, Obamacare (stinks)”.
In spite of the president and leadership expressing optimism about passage before the recess the Fourth of July, deep uncertainty remained about whether the emerging legislation would gather enough support to pass. Read the Associated Press take on the situation as found on ABCNews.com
Patients in Arizona fear that without changes, they’ll have access to coverage they can’t afford. Read the compelling story in NPR
Senators said a PowerPoint presentation at Tuesday’s Senate GOP lunch meeting left some key decisions unresolved. Speaking on background, an aide to a conservative senator said their office is “very disappointed” in the healthcare proposal as it currently stands and that its structure “absolutely” jeopardizes support on the right. Read the view from TheHill