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As a select group of Republican senators craft a national health care bill behind closed doors, both of Indiana's senators have called for bipartisan input on a measure that has sparked intense debate.
It will draw more attention Wednesday, as health insurance companies face a deadline to file next year’s rates with Indiana regulators.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a led a 13-member GOP group working on the bill in secret. Indiana’s freshman senator, Todd Young, is one of the 39 Republican senators who will see the bill for the first time Wednesday at a GOP senate caucus meeting, NBC News reported. Republican leaders hope to bring it for a vote by the whole Senate next week.
Young attempted to reach across the aisle last month when he sent a letter to Democratic senators.
“If we are going to achieve lasting results, we’re going to need to reach bipartisan conclusions,” Young wrote in the letter.
While noting his belief that Obamacare is “broken and unsustainable,” Young wrote that he hoped Democrats would share what parts of the law they think are working, as well as what needs to be repealed or adjusted.
“I firmly believe the best solution possible can be reached by working together,” Young wrote at the end of the letter. “As this debate advances, give me a call; I would be happy to grab a cup of coffee and hear your thoughts and ideas.”
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