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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Morally Indefensible

Women make up about 50% of the American population
They should have some input into our health care


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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, talks with reporters in the senate subway after a vote in the senate, March 2, 2017. Tom Williams—CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images

What Female Lawmakers Think About the Senate’s All-Male Health Care Working Group

May 08, 2017
Democratic women in the Senate are criticizing their Republicans colleagues for including 13 men and no women in a working group to write a health care bill that repeals and replaces the Affordable Care Act.
"Well, the leaders obviously chose the people they want," Maine Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican, said in an interview Sunday on ABC, when asked about who was included in the working group. She said she's working with Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy and other co-sponsors on an alternative bill. "We're reaching out to moderate Democrats. I would like to see us put together a bipartisan group to solve this problem."
The working group includes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and top Senate leaders, as well as the chairmen for the committees on finance, budget and health, education, labor and pensions.
"It's offensive and it's troubling that there are no women," New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Monday on The View
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