There are some tweaks, but not many surprises - and a thin margin of error. The Senate GOPs have to not only negotiate with the House GOPs to meld their two versions, but the Senate GOPs cannot pass this bill if they lose more than two GOP votes.
Meanwhile, the Democrats, just as the Republicans did during the passage of Obamacare, are complaining that the Senate wrote the bill behind closed doors, not allowing their input. The Senate GOPs will try to push the vote through by the end of next week -- and the Democrats charge before anyone can take a look at it -- prior to a week-long Independence Day recess.
As we approach Independence Day, I would like to remind both parties that their behavior passing Obamacare and their behavior now dilutes our democracy -- and then, I would encourage you as consumers to remind your public servants in Washington who really runs this show -- we the people.
But then, we have to take responsibility for doing so, and let them know we will settle for nothing less than consumers driving health care.
Read my book for how we can all fix health care if we empower consumers to take the wheel.