”If Lisa Murkowski accepts this swampy Washington bribe, she will be blatantly selling out the people she represents, plain and simple,” said American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates. “The Senate Trumpcare bill – which was written behind closed doors – would cost 67,000 Alaskans their health insurance, and none of the infinitesimal changes Mitch McConnell announced today will change that. In fact, this bill would even more severely harm the 107,000 Alaskans with preexisting conditions like asthma or cancer.
Bloomberg: GOP Health Bill Steers Cash to the Home State of a Reluctant Senator
By Anna Edney , Hannah Recht , and Laura Litvan
July 13, 2017, 2:18 PM EDT
Call it the Polar Payoff.
Changes made to the Republican legislation to repeal large parts of Obamacare would send hundreds of millions of extra federal dollars to Alaska, whose Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski has been holding off from giving […]Read more after the jump.