Senators are inching closer to a bipartisan bill to expand coverage to nearly all Americans in an effort to secure the support of President Trump.
But with the Senate on track to break for recess Wednesday, senators will have less time to move forward.
Democrats are pushing a bill to create Medicare for All, which they call the “Medicare For All Act,” which would establish Medicare as a universal health care program, similar to what the U.S. has now.
The Senate health committee is set to vote on the bill Wednesday, but the legislation is expected to be rejected by a vote of 56-42.
Senate Democrats have long been pushing for universal coverage, and in recent months, they have been pushing legislation to help the millions of Americans who rely on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, to get coverage.
The Democrats’ push comes as Trump’s administration has signaled it may move ahead with the controversial and controversial repeal and replace of Obamacare.