But not only did Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, reject the notion that women were underrepresented in his chamber's debate, he also downplayed the importance of the working group, which many Republican members and aides have described as a central nexus for health care discussions in the Senate so far.
Sen. Lindsey Graham says he doesn't believe a special prosecutor should be considered unless the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign's possible connections to Russian Federation becomes a criminal matter.
Ah, but now they're home on breaks and out of their caucus room. Mike Rounds. "They can help us, they can assist us, they can provide information, they can be responsive to our needs in terms of getting good data, but I think the Senate will work at an appropriate pace".
Trump briefly spoke to reporters in the Oval Office on Wednesday after a closed meeting with Russia's foreign minister.
Forty-four per cent oppose the new legislation called the American Health Care Act (AHCA), while 31 per cent favour the Republican plan, The Hill magazine quoted the HuffPost/YouGov poll released on Monday.
"We need the people to get ability to plan", said Ryan.
"That's really up to the leadership", Sen. All five are Republicans.
Insurance companies have their own panel of doctors and medical experts who make those decisions. Neither Cassidy nor Collins is a member of the panel, which includes one physician and no women.
Asked about the group, Sen. "You can not be guaranteed that it's going to be salient to people", she said. "It was created to be very broad, but at the same time we knew that if there was anything that this would help a lot for, it's addiction", he told me in February.
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., posted: "It matters to have women at the table-and it matters when they aren't".
In addition, the bill fundamentally changes how the US government finances Medicaid.
New Jersey, along with 30 other states and the District of Columbia, accepted a core deal from Obama's health overhaul to expand Medicaid; 550,000 people have gained coverage through it in New Jersey alone.
The Senate's healthcare working group includes the Republican leadership, several committee chairmen and a combination of conservatives such as Ted Cruz of Texas and more moderate Republicans from politically important swing states such as Rob Portman of OH and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. We haven't passed a bill into law.
Many low-income adults have obtained coverage through Medicaid expansion, while others have been able to sign up for subsidized individual market policies on Obamacare exchanges. "Facing solid Democratic opposition and controlling the Senate 52-46, Republicans can lose only two GOP senators" votes but prevail with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie.
I can't think of a more effective way to drive the nation toward a single-payer system.
Democratic leaders in the Legislature faulted California Republicans in Congress for approving the bill. Rob Portman, a Republican, said he does not support the House bill in its current form, in part because it does not protect Ohioans who benefited from the Medicaid expansion. Waiving the essential health benefits could hurt people with pre-existing conditions because insurers could opt not to cover their treatment. He said he had "no problem" with women being added to the core group. Republicans can only afford two defections in their ranks.
"No one is saying that the ACA is flawless".
Diane Pickles, a volunteer for the American Heart Association, said her son Jake, 22, was born with a serious heart defect.
Meanwhile, the bill's sloppy drafting means that employer-based health care plans might be permitted to impose annual spending limits and lifetime coverage limits, even if most states attempted to keep strong market protections in place.
Similar research by others has found that when a black person presents a dissenting idea to a group of white people, the white recipients of the information saw it as a more innovative idea that prompted them to consider more alternatives than when a white person said the same thing.