How Congress could pass Obamacare changes now, or change the filibuster rules

After months of efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act — efforts that ran aground in the Senate in the wee hours of July 28 — the combatants are exhausted. One major reason why is the seat-of-the-pants procedure used to put a viable bill on the floor. Bills were written behind closed doors by select members of the Republican majority, and, on the climactic day, the final legislation was only released publicly a few hours before the vote. "Senators had little time to read the bill, or understand its implications," said Josh Ryan, a political scientist at Utah … >>More stories from National


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