Top senators set to unveil next steps on healthcare 

Top senators set to unveil next steps on healthcare 
© Greg Nash

A pair of top senators are expected to announce the next steps on healthcare after the GOP effort to repeal ObamaCare stalled in the Senate.

A Senate aide said Sens. Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderOvernight Health Care: Trump officials defend changes to family planning program | Senators unveil bipartisan package on health costs | Democrats pass T spending bill with HHS funds Overnight Health Care: Trump officials defend changes to family planning program | Senators unveil bipartisan package on health costs | Democrats pass T spending bill with HHS funds Chris Murphy may oppose bipartisan health bill unless it addresses ObamaCare 'sabotage' MORE (R-Tenn.) and Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayOvernight Health Care: Trump officials defend changes to family planning program | Senators unveil bipartisan package on health costs | Democrats pass T spending bill with HHS funds Overnight Health Care: Trump officials defend changes to family planning program | Senators unveil bipartisan package on health costs | Democrats pass T spending bill with HHS funds Chris Murphy may oppose bipartisan health bill unless it addresses ObamaCare 'sabotage' MORE (D-Wash.) will announce their plan for working together on healthcare, including Senate Health Committee hearings, on Tuesday afternoon.

The aide confirmed that the announcement will be on committee action and bipartisan hearings. 

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The forthcoming announcement is the latest sign of bipartisan talks on healthcare since Republicans failed to pass their "skinny" repeal bill last week.

Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonPoll: Six Democrats lead Trump in Florida match-ups Poll: Six Democrats lead Trump in Florida match-ups How Jim Bridenstine recruited an old enemy to advise NASA MORE (D-Fla.) announced on Friday that he is working with Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSenate confirms Trump judicial nominee criticized for being hostile to LGBT community Senate confirms Trump judicial nominee criticized for being hostile to LGBT community GOP frets about Trump's poll numbers MORE (R-Maine) and a small bipartisan group of senators.

Dozens of House lawmakers from both parties unveiled a series of proposals on Monday designed to fix the Affordable Care Act.

Alexander last month backed holding hearings on stabilizing the insurance market.

The push for bipartisan action on healthcare comes as the White House is trying keep momentum behind the GOP effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

President Trump met with Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSecond ex-Senate staffer charged in aiding doxxing of GOP senators Second ex-Senate staffer charged in aiding doxxing of GOP senators Meghan McCain clashes with Joy Behar as the 'sacrificial Republican' on 'The View' MORE (R-S.C.) on Friday. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) met with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and several governors at the White House on Monday