The Republican Health Care Star Chamber.
The Republicans prepare to vote on a healthcare reform bill in the Senate within the next two weeks that you have not seen. Don’t feel bad, nobody has seen it. It is the product of secret star chamber proceedings.
The Obamacare bill was out for months, in various iterations the complete version of it, as it went through many changes and amendments was available to the public. Indeed, it was subject to vitriolic (and often flat out dishonest) very specific attacks because its enemies could see its words and spin its words.
With this country possibly less than two weeks away from a sweeping bill, potentially intimately affecting every almost every American, and greatly impacting about 1/6th of our economy, not a single word of it is known to the American people. Not so much as a broad outline exists. It’s a leak-less level of secrecy within what should be the public process of making legislation in our Congress that must turn Trump orange with envy.
The reason for this is really quite simple. The Republicans don’t want their bill to be subject to public vetting. That only hurt the Democrats with Obamacare, and only hurt the Republicans with their first effort to repeal Obamacare that failed.
They don’t care that an open Democracy is not supposed to work this way.