Senate To Release Revised ACA Repeal Bill On Thursday.

July 12, 2017



The New York Times  (7/11, Kaplan, Pear, Subscription Publication) reports that on Tuesday, Senate GOP leaders said “they would unveil a revised bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, then debate and vote on it next week.”

        On its front page, the Wall Street Journal  (7/11, A1, Peterson, Rubin, Subscription Publication) reports that the revised bill is expected to preserve the two ACA taxes on affluent households. The article adds that while this will place billions at Republicans’ disposal, about 10 GOP senators are still strongly opposed to the measure.

        Reuters  (7/11, Abutaleb, Cornwell) reports on the revisions, and says that despite these changes, “deep divisions” in the GOP make the bill’s future uncertain. The article adds that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “did not disclose any of the changes to legislation that some Republican moderates and hard-line conservatives have opposed.” He told reporters, “We’re going to do healthcare next week.”

        The Hill  (7/11, Sullivan) reports that “senators said the Medicaid sections of the bill would remain largely unchanged from the initial draft, a blow to moderates who had pushed for easing cuts to Medicaid.”

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