Senate GOP reveals Obamacare repeal bill but still lacks the votes

Senate Republican leaders unveiled their long-secret plan to repeal Obamacare on Thursday, giving GOP senators and the public the first glimpse at a bill that would rewrite the nation’s health care system.

GOP leaders still face huge hurdles in getting the bill passed next week, but the plan got a warm reception from Republicans after they were briefed Thursday morning.

"It's a good beginning," said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). "The status quo is unacceptable."

The broad contours of the 142-page bill — which would tear down large parts of the 2010 health law, cap one of the nation’s biggest entitlement programs and overhaul one-sixth of the U.S. economy — have come into focus in recent days. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for a vote as early as next Thursday, ahead of Congress’ July 4 recess and before more opposition can mount.


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