Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Republican Senators to Get Their Health Care Bill This Week

WASHINGTON — Republican senators are expected to learn the contents of legislation to overhaul health care on Thursday as their party leadership continues to work toward a vote on it before they leave town for the July 4 recess.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that he would release a "discussion draft" of legislation to both his Republican members and the public later this week, and he acknowledged for the first time that a vote would "likely" take place next week.

So far, the public has received little information about the contents of the bill that would revamp nearly 20 percent of the economy and affect millions of Americans except through the few leaks to the press.

Most senators haven't seen the substance of a bill yet either, in large part because they still haven't finalized some of the controversial components needed to bridge divides among Republicans as they search for the 50 votes needed to pass it. 

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Source: NBC News 

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