Senate Republicans are hurling themselves toward passing an incredibly unpopular set of health care reforms that even they don’t understand, haven’t seen and likely won’t see until just before it hits the floor.
This rightly has raised the hackles not only of Senate Democrats and the media, but anyone who values transparency in government or is anxious about the consequences of reordering the American health care system and taking away health coverage from millions of people.
But as important as the legislation’s details will turn out out to be, there’s a simple, fundamental, incontrovertible fact about whatever the Senate health care reform bill winds up looking like: The purpose of this bill is to dramatically scale back the safety net so wealthy people and health care companies can get a massive tax cut.
It’s the biggest open secret about the secret Senate health care bill.
WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING?
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a potentially landmark political gerrymandering case. The case could dramatically impact the way states draw electoral districts.
Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel face off on Tuesday in Georgia’s 6th District, a major test for both parties. More than 140,000 people have already cast ballots, indicating high interest in the race.
There is no justice in America for black people killed by cops. “The system continues to fail black people,” said Philando Castile’s mother on Friday.
The Trump administration sided with employers over workers on arbitration agreements. Arbitration agreements prevent workers from pursuing class-action lawsuits for back wages and other damages from their employers.
Trump’s lawyer denied that the president is under investigation after saying twice he is under investigation.