Here’s what the Democrats in the Senate want for the health care bill — and why that’s important for you

May 12, 2017

All 48 Senate Democrats signed a letter asking the Republican majority for a fresh start on health care reform.

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All 48 Senate Democrats signed a letter asking the Republican majority for a fresh start on health care reform.

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In a letter released Tuesday, the entire Senate Democratic Caucus asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and key Republican committee leaders for a “bipartisan, open and transparent” effort to improve the health care system.

“Republicans need to set aside their current partisan efforts and work with us to get this done,” the letter reads.

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The letter came one week after House Republicans passed the American Health Care Act, which would dismantle major chunks of the Affordable Care Act. In the letter, Senate Democrats called that effort “a partisan bill that will dramatically increase the cost of health insurance for those who need it most and lower the quality of coverage.”

This article originally appeared in Time.com

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