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Senate GOP: Public is Not Allowed to See Obamacare Repeal Bill, “We Aren’t Stupid”

Once again Republicans are attempting to screw over millions of Americans, but this time they are doing it behind closed doors. Senate Republicans are drafting a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Health Care Act and they refuse to release it to the public.

Rightfully so, Twitter users are not accepting this and are acting out in the best way possible. The “secret health care bill” is taking over twitter feeds across the country. Senator Diane Feinstein tweeted “The Senate debated the Affordable Care Act for 80 days in 2009, The Republican health plan? STILL secret.”

Axios Reports:

“We aren’t stupid,” said one of the aides. One issue is that Senate Republicans plan to keep talking about it after the draft is done: “We are still in discussions about what will be in the final product so it is premature to release any draft absent further member conversations and consensus.”

Why it matters: Democratic senators are already slamming Republicans for the secrecy of their bill writing process, and this isn’t going to help. Republicans are sure to release the bill at some point, but it’s unclear when — and they want to vote on it in the next three weeks, before the July 4 recess.

What to watch: When the bill is finished, it’ll be sent to the Congressional Budget Office. It’ll take CBO about two weeks to evaluate and score a draft bill. Senate Republicans then want to vote on the bill before the July 4th recess. The draft bill had been expected to be finished tonight, but aides say the timing has slipped.

“Conversations with CBO continue” but there are no new announcements about timing, said Don Stewart, a spokesman for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, when asked about these plans.

Google web designer Kevin Fox nailed it when he tweeted, “Maybe Russian hackers can get and release a copy of the GOP’s secret healthcare bill…,”

Serioulsy, twitter was on fire today.

Thank God for Twitter and a few laughs in a time of complete ridiculousness from our government. Let’s wrap up with my personal favorite:

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