WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned last week that Republicans’ failure to pass comprehensive health care reform could have dire consequences. He even warned of one scenario rarely seen here lately: bipartisanship.

There’s no guarantee that a holistic, bipartisan health care bill could succeed should McConnell’s nearly single-handed effort to repeal much of the Affordable Care Act fail. But Democrats at least claim they are willing to compromise.

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  • “The dreaded Independent Payment Advisory Board, which could institute Medicare cuts as early as this year, is also unpopular with both parties.”

    It was good of you to include the link, but it doesn’t say IPAB could institute cuts this year. Rather, it says IPAB action will not be triggered this year, though it might be triggered next year, with any cuts being effective in 2019.

  • Gop will not work with democrats people need to fire all that will not work together

  • Working with the other party should be the first thing on McConnell’s mind. When will they start considering a universal, single-payer system?

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