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 AlexanderLamar AlexanderCongress addressed surprise medical bills, but the issue is not resolved Trump renominates Judy Shelton in last-ditch bid to reshape Fed Senate swears-in six new lawmakers as 117th Congress convenes MORE (R-Tenn.) and Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayGOP votes in unison against COVID-19 relief bill Murray blasts GOP measure on transgender athletes: 'Have a little bit of heart' Senate inches toward COVID-19 vote after marathon session 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. 


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 NelsonThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Divided House on full display Florida Democrats mired in division, debt ahead of 2022 Centrist Democrats pose major problem for progressives MORE (D-Fla.) announced on Friday that he is working with Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSenate rejects Sanders minimum wage hike Murkowski votes with Senate panel to advance Haaland nomination OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Interior reverses Trump policy that it says restricted science | Collins to back Haaland's Interior nomination | Republicans press Biden environment nominee on Obama-era policy 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 GrahamGraham: Trump can make GOP bigger, stronger, or he 'could destroy it' Sunday shows preview: Manchin makes the rounds after pivotal role in coronavirus relief debate Georgia DA investigating Trump taps racketeering expert for probe: report 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