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GOP Leaders Issue Revised Health Bill as They Press for Vote

  • Lacking support, he must reel in GOP conservatives, moderates
  • ‘It’s hard for me to see the bill passing this week’: Collins
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McConnell May Offer Revised Senate Health Care Bill

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Senate leaders released a slightly revised version of their health-care bill Monday as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tries to win over enough holdouts to pass the measure, with at least six Republicans signaling opposition.

The most significant change is the inclusion of a new provision to encourage Americans to maintain continuous health-care coverage that would replace Obamacare’s individual mandate. The new provision would impose a six-month waiting period before new insurance goes into effect for anyone who had a break in coverage lasting 63 days or longer in the prior year. It would take effect beginning in 2019.