Tuesday night headline from the Charleston Gazette-Mail website: "After vote delay, Capito says she opposes current ACA repeal bill"
G-M Reporter Erin Beck fills us in on the details:
After Senate Republican leadership announced Tuesday that no vote on their health care bill would take place this week, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., announced Tuesday afternoon she does not support the current version of the GOP plan to repeal and replace the Affordable . . .
A straightforward article assesses the damage Trumpcare would do to West Virginia
Michael Tomasky' s thesis is stated in the headline of today's Daily Beast article:
If She Votes for Trumpcare, Her Home State Gets Mauled
And the subheading explains why:
No senator who has yet to . . .
Indications are that Capito will support it
What's our "moderate" Republican senator going to do?
The Republicans will release the details of their health care proposal tomorrow. The Congressional Budget Office should be out with their analysis next week and apparently the Republican leadership is pushing for a vote before the July 4 recess.
What's . . .
Yes, Senator Capito appears to be selling out 175,000 West Virginians
According to Capito, she's "transitioning" not "phasing out"
Here is Senator Capito's twitter response to a question raised by Peter Sullivan, who writes for The Hill:
I had an interesting exchange just now with Sen. Capito on 7 yr phaseout of Medicaid expansion $. She prefers to say "transitional . . .
The Gazette Mail catches on while the Intelligencer continues to ignore
From an editorial in this morning's Charleston Gazette Mail:
Many observers hoped that Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., who is somewhat moderate, would rebel against her party in the Senate and save millions of Americans from losing care.
However, her office revealed last week that she will kill the ACA in a slightly . . .
Capito apparently will abandon Medicaid (her only disagreement with her party is how long this will take)
Reading more on the senate health care proposal
It's being worked out in secret and it appears that it will be pushed through with little or no debate. Here is what Sarah Kliff at VoxCare wrote late yesterday:
Behind closed doors, Senate Republicans have worked out a path toward Obamacare repeal. The plans under . . .
(with important afternoon update)
On health care, Senator Shelley Moore Capito has consistently argued for continuing the Medicaid expansion instituted under Obamacare. As a result, political analysts usually put her on the list of Republican senators that would likely vote against a health care bill similar to the one passed by the House. Here, for example, is the senator on . . .