The Health 202: Senate is straining to pass Obamacare overhaul in next 14 days – Washington Post


The Senate GOP leadership is trying to rally enough steam to vote on an Obamacare overhaul in the 14 days left in June. But potential roadblocks are piling up both publicly and behind-the-scenes that could easily derail its efforts. 

For one thing, the Congressional Budget Office would need time to score final legislation. And the parliamentarian would need to give the thumbs-up to its individual parts. Which leads us to the biggest reason a vote this month is possible but very, very hard: Republicans don’t even have a bill yet.

“Join the crowd, I’m in the same category,” Senate Finance Chairman Orrin G. Hatch told (Utah) a reporter yesterday who complained that they don’t know the details of the health-care plan Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is cooking up in time for the July 4 recess (

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