Schumer says Democrats should get role in health-care negotiations
Hoping to force the GOP’s health care plans out of the shadows, a top-ranking Democrat invited Senate Republicans to engage in a bipartisan negotiation this week over the future of Obamacare.
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said plans to overhaul one-sixth of the economy must be done in broad daylight, as a working group of 13 GOP senators work behind the scenes on a rewrite of a Housepassed bill to repeal and replace the 2010 law.
“We believe we all owe it to our constituents to meet to discuss your potential legislation that would profoundly impact so many American lives,” Mr. Schumer, New York Democrat, wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
“The U.S. Senate has long been considered the world’s greatest deliberative body and, as members of that body, we should each support open and robust debate,” he added. “That is why we are dismayed at