A "discussion draft" of the secret Senate Republicans' bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, cuts Medicaid worse than the bill that passed the House of Representatives.
The Washington Post reports that the "Senate bill would go farther than the House version in its approach to cutting Medicaid spending."
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will present the bill, written behind closed doors, to the Republican Senate Conference at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
The Washington Post also reports the bill will, "roll back the ACA’s taxes, phase down its Medicaid expansion, rejigger its subsidies, give states wider latitude in opting out of its regulations and eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood."
If Democrats remain united against Trumpcare, Majority Leader McConnell will be unable to pass the bill if more than two Republicans defect.
The official analysis from the Congressional Budget Office is expected to be released on Friday or Monday.
Here's what people are saying about the draft bill being leaked:
NEW DETAILS OF SENATE BILL LEAKED: -Medicaid cuts more severe -Expansion ends -Subsidies cut from 400 to 350% -Much higher deductibles 1— Andy Slavitt @ 🏡🇺🇸 (@Andy Slavitt @ 🏡🇺🇸)1498082385.0
The details of the Senate's "healthcare" bill are out. It's as bad as the House bill, only worse for Medicaid:… https://t.co/TQeY5vaaP3— Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷) (@Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷))1498085401.0
Draft of Senate GOP health-care bill is out. Subsidies linked to income, Medicaid cut dramatically.… https://t.co/dG0MoL36f3— Xeni Jardin (@Xeni Jardin)1498085765.0
As the GOP health care bill advances in the Senate, @SenWarren is not afraid to share her bluntest feelings about i… https://t.co/sS3g6PZ6aC— Fox News (@Fox News)1498064841.0
BREAKING: @washingtonpost got its hands on the Senate GOP's secret health care repeal bill. Senator @PattyMurray re… https://t.co/rmhTYKi8PI— MoveOn (@MoveOn)1498083865.0
NEW: The Senate health care bill is expected to limit Medicaid to a lower growth rate than the House AHCA, I’m told. https://t.co/uGw1RKLaX6— Sahil Kapur (@Sahil Kapur)1498081818.0