Again, if the Senate proposal is more generous than the House's version, it will be harder to meet the bill's required budget targets.
McConnell's attempt to craft an Obamacare replacement behind closed doors has muted public focus on the coming debate, which groups say could help him get enough Republican support to pass the measure.
Last week's show of unity appears to have worn off on Capitol Hill, as Senate Democrats are planning a massive slowdown of the chamber's business if GOP leadership doesn't bring its health care plan out in the open.
Democrats are quick to point out that the Affordable Care Act was debated openly with dozens of public hearings and amendments over the course of a almost a year before they brought the bill to a vote.
Senate Republican Marco Rubio said he hoped there would be "plenty of time for debate and analysis" on such a crucial bill.
While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) continues to push for a vote before the July 4 Senate recess, Washington's favorite parlor game has become guessing what is, or will be, in the Senate bill.
As the Senate prepares to vote on the GOP health reform replacement bill, health care interest groups have ratcheted up the pressure, demanding answers over a process so secretive that even President Trump's Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price said last week that he has not seen a draft of the legislation. He said his group is targeting 11 Senate Republicans, including Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Dean Heller of Nevada, Rob Portman of OH and Collins and Murkowski.
Cuba calls Trump speech on island 'grotesque spectacle'
The Cuban foreign minister said Trump's hope of separating the people from the military, who were simply "the people in uniform", was "infantile".
Beginning on Monday night, Democrats will begin an effort to delay a vote on the Senate health bill by forcing the House-passed healthcare bill into committee, a senior Democratic aide said.
A spokesman for McConnell declined to comment.
Democratic lawmakers are fed up with the Republicans keeping their healthcare bill secret. But GOP senators still disagree on a number of key issues, such as what to do with Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, taxes and tax credits. While senators acknowledge that the bill is nearing completion, unlike in the past with nearly every major bill the GOP hasn't held a single committee hearing or even publicly shared the draft texts of what they're working on.
I think the Republican base in Montana would be well-advised to call U.S. Sen. One of the top priorities of the lieutenant governor, who also serves as president of the Senate, is passage of the controversial "bathroom bill" which is opposed by many brands similar to what occurred in North Carolina.
Yet even when it comes to something as politically charged as whether we're going to replace a health care policy bearing the name of a Democratic president with a Republican-created substitute, progress can be made regarding critical policies in a bipartisan way.
"That will positively impact the coverage and care of millions of Americans, including many who are dealing with mental illness, chronic health problems, and drug addiction", the letter states.