A part of the poorly named Inflation Reduction Act that capped insulin costs at $35 for Medicare patients was stripped from the bill by Republicans because the Senate parliamentarian said it violated rules governing reconciliation bills.
Democrats leaped to demonize Republicans for their actions, but they are actually the ones in the wrong for trying to use the reconciliation process in ways it is not allowed to be used.
If Republicans had allowed the provision to remain, Democrats could have used it to abuse the rules even more in the future.
“If you let them do this, you basically overrule the parliamentarian and it undermines the whole reconciliation process,” Sen. John Thune (R-SD) said.
The bill was eventually passed in the Senate and has moved on to the House.
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