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 . . .
Capito on Trump's Russian connections -- bravely not taking a stand
I googled Shelley Moore Capito and Russia and could not find any comments by Capito that dealt with the recent media revelations dealing with the Trump administration and Russia. Earlier this month McClatchy asked her about the formation of a special select . . .
Precipitating a government shutdown?
The Huffington Post warns that the funding for the coal retirees could be a major stumbling point in the passage of a budget:
A permanent funding fix for retired coal miners’ health benefits may be in trouble. And so could the federal government’s operation after the end of next . . .