Democratic Senators are considering a blockade next week in protest of the GOP’s Trumpcare healthcare reform bill, according to a CNN report.
The group is reportedly planning the move to prevent the chamber from conducting business as usual as they demand a more open process as the Senate works on it’s version of the House-cleared Trumpcare bill.
Senate Democrats could use parliamentary maneuvers to prevent committees from meeting for longer than 2 hours, according to the report.
Certain Democrats commented that they wished to use the blockade to heighten their fight as they seek to shed more light on the GOP’s closed-door processes being used in the drafting of the Senate’s version of the bill, CNN reported.
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that 23 million people would lose their health insurance by 2026 under the Trumpcare legislation, which passed in the House May 4. The CBO said that the bill would also reduce federal deficits by $119 billion between 2017 and 2026.
The bill would cover an additional 1 million Americans than a previous version of the bill, which failed to clear the House, according to the CBO. In their scoring of the previous version, the budget office said the bill would cut $337 billion from the federal deficit over 9 years; premiums for individuals purchasing insurance would increase 15% to 20% in 2018 and 2019.