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Republican Health Bill Draft May Be Destined for a Rewrite

  • McConnell has no margin to lose more Republican support
  • Moderates may demand more for Medicaid, subsidies for poor
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Senate Republicans Release Revised Draft of Health Bill

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s latest health care draft almost certainly is headed to a rewrite again to find a way to appease the handful of Republican moderates worried about Medicaid cuts in their states.

The bill already has drawn two firm no votes -- Rand Paul of Kentucky and Susan Collins of Maine -- leaving McConnell no margin for losing Republican support to get the 50 votes he needs as senators await a Congressional Budget Office analysis expected early next week.