Senate Republicans to unveil new health care plan

WASHINGTON, DC (WSPA/AP) – Congressional aides and lobbyists say Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited health care bill.

Senate Majority leader, Mitch McConnell, plans to release the measure Thursday. The proposal represents the party’s long-awaited attempt to scuttle much of President Barack Obama’s health care law, but support by enough GOP senators is not yet guaranteed.

At a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wednesday, President trump said “Obamacare is a disaster, it’s over and there’s nothing to compare with what we are doing.”

Democrats have complained about not seeing the highly-anticipated bill yet.

The Senate Majority Leader is pushing for a vote before July 4, 2017.

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