Republican Senator Marco Rubio, however, insisted that the closed talks were only the start of what will eventually become a more public process. For their part, at least some Senate Democrats have seemed to be of the view that putting up a fight would accomplish little and risk galvanizing the GOP into passing a bill more quickly.
"Senators have studied the House bill and listened to many interested individuals and groups and are now writing the Senate's own bill", the spokeswoman, Jill Gerber, said.
Aside from making changes to the state's Medicaid program, Senate leader Phil Berger said in a statement Thursday that the new bill would help address findings from the audit by banning the state-funded mental health agencies from spending tax dollars on "alcohol, first-class airfare, charter flights, holiday parties or other social gatherings".
Left-leaning interest groups and critics of the House-passed health care bill (HR 1628) are pressuring Democrats to be bolder in their opposition to the measure.
Senate Republican leaders are aiming to bring a major revision to the nation's health-care laws to the Senate floor by the end of June even as lingering disagreements, particularly over Medicaid, threaten to derail their efforts, several Republicans familiar with the effort said Thursday. Trump said he wanted the Senate version to be "more generous", according to congressional sources. They spoke on condition of anonymity to reveal a closed-door conversation. "My constituents expect me to know, and if we had utilized the process that goes through a committee, I would be able to answer not only your questions but my constituents' questions".
Jeff Olson, interim vice president for the Office of Institutional Advancement, said the original bill passed by the Senate had $33 million in cuts, which would be a 11 percent cut to WVU-P.
A select group of Republican Senators has been working in secret to finalize the bill that would replace Obamacare. If the GOP bill passes, it's anticipated it would result lawsuits from those states.
In an embarrassing retreat, Ryan had to abruptly cancel a March vote on the House measure after a revolt against it by Republican conservatives and moderates that would have ensured its defeat. Tim Scott (R-S.C.). No, this is not the best way to do health care.
"Think of me with a Rubik's cube, sitting there trying to think about what combination will get you to 50", McConnell told Reuters in May. "Many of you are here because you pledged to cast this vote".
Under the Democratic compromise that ultimately secured the bill's passage, insurance plans that cover abortion could receive government subsidies, provided they collected a separate premium to pay for abortions. That would make it more hard for women who want coverage that includes all reproductive health options.
Just last weekend, Trump used his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., to hold a fundraising event for MacArthur that netted $800,000.