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GOP Bill's Medicaid Cuts Draw Fire Ahead of House Floor Vote

  • Slashing $880 billion seen to threaten patients, state budgets
  • Obamacare repeal and replace plan faces vote on Thursday
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The GOP Alternative to Obamacare Explained

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The Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is drawing strong opposition just ahead of a crucial House floor vote expected on Thursday, driven by the bill’s cuts to the Medicaid health program for the poor.

A group representing major Medicaid insurers said Wednesday in a letter to lawmakers that it opposes the GOP bill, estimated to slash $880 billion from Medicaid. Governors, including some Republicans, also are warning that it could blow holes in their budgets and harm constituents.