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 . . .
(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 . . .
And WV Public Broadcasting's Scott Finn lets him get away with it
On Friday, local congressman David McKinley did an extended interview with Scott Finn of West Virginia Public Broadcasting. (The article about the interview says that coverage of the 21+ minute interview was part of this morning's newscast.) Most of the interview (which you can listen to here) dealt with the recently-passed American . . .
Other than publicly defending Trumpcare
Proposing legislation that won't go anywhere
According to McKinley's website:
Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1), and Mike Doyle (PA-14) introduced legislation that promotes clean energy by advancing carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology and increasing accountability at the . . .
Manchin and Trumpcare
Senator Manchin was interviewed last night by Politico and had some things to say about the health care package passed yesterday by the House:
Saying Obamacare had helped treat people addicted to opioids and extended insurance coverage to 20 million people, Manchin said he has warned Trump that the . . .