On today's program, 9NEWS political experts Ian Silverii and Kelly Maher chew over that healthcare bill that's off to a bit of a stumbling start in the US Senate.

They have some pretty different takes on the role of Republican Cory Gardner, who was part of a small group of Senators tasked with crafting that chamber's version of the bill.

Gardner later said he hadn't seen the bill language before it was shared publicly and has yet to say how he intends to vote on it.