GOP Sets Aggressive Timeline Despite History Of Lambasting Democrats For Rushing Law
If all goes according to plan, the House will vote within a few weeks and the Senate will take up the legislation before its spring recess begins on April 7.
The New York Times:
Obamacare Took Months To Craft; Repeal May Be Much Swifter
In June 2009, House Democratic leaders unveiled the first draft of legislation that would ultimately become the Affordable Care Act. A month later, three House committees began formally drafting the bill ahead of a House vote that came well into the fall, after the summer heat had dissipated and the leaves had begun to change. On Wednesday, the House Ways and Means Committee and the Energy and Commerce Committee will formally mark up legislation to repeal and replace the act — less than 48 hours after Republicans unveiled the bill to the public. (Pear, 3/7)
The Associated Press:
How To Transform GOP Health Care Plan Into Law
After more than 60 votes and seven years of promises, Republicans offered their long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Now, the real work begins. Republicans must navigate a complicated path to turn their 123-page proposal from legislation to law. A look at the process and the politics. (Lerer, 3/8)