But even with those connections, she's had trouble getting information on the American Health Care Act, the bill
"They really are drafting this behind closed doors," said Mast, who has been in contact with the offices of
Mast said she and other members of disability advocacy groups are scrambling for information ahead of that vote.
Moran and other senators from both parties have called for open hearings on the bill since it passed the
But news reports from The Hill and other outlets have said that Senate Majority Leader
Conservative groups want a prompt Obamacare repeal, saying
"I don't think this gets better over time," Blunt said earlier this month. "My personal view is we've got now until the
The voting timeline concerns people like Mast and disability advocacy groups that say they want to see major changes to the House bill the
Mast said she has testified before
"Those are optional services," Mast said. "So when you cut
Supporters of the Republican bill say that it will encourage states to find innovative ways to maintain coverage for those who need it most while curbing unsustainable cost increases.
Other groups are concerned about the bill allowing states to give health insurers the freedom to charge more based on pre-existing conditions and the end of the Medicaid expansion program that provided federal cash to extend health coverage to low-income people in states that opted in.
More than 50 health care and disability organizations from
A group of 62 Kansas legislators signed on to a similar letter, organized by a group called the
Mast, who described herself as a conservative Christian, said she wanted to make it clear that her opposition to the way the
"We were in Yoder's campaign commercial," Mast said. "We are not liberal
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