Dems Try To Force Senate Vote Against Trump Health Plan


Democrats will try forcing a campaign-season vote on blocking a Trump administration rule letting insurers sell short-term plans that are cheaper but skimpier than allowed under the Obama health care law, party leaders said Thursday.

Though the effort has a chance of passing the narrowly divided Senate, it is certain to die in the Republican-controlled House and would never be signed by President Donald Trump.

Even so, Democrats believe a pre-election Senate vote would put some GOP senators in a difficult spot. The new plans won’t necessarily contain popular features like covering people with pre-existing medical conditions or certain benefits like …

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