Senate Democrats want to force a vote on healthcare

Senate Democrats plan to use the Congressional Review Act to force Republicans to vote on healthcare, The Hill reports.

Democrats want to force a vote on the Trump administration's State Relief and Empowerment Waivers, issued in October 2018 as an update to the ACA's Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers. The rule change allowed states to offer cheaper health plans that did not meet ACA standards for coverage. 

The Congressional Review Act allows the minority to bring up a vote to overturn administrative rules within a specific time period, according to The Hill. Because the process requires a vote from the House and a signature from President Donald Trump to take effect, it is unlikely to affect policy, but could force Republicans into a politically unbecoming vote ahead of election season, The Hill reports.

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