The Senate has finally released its “secret” health care bill, and it isn’t pretty. The Republican-dominated congressional branch made its plan—meant to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare”—public Thursday, CNN reports.
This is the first time the majority of the Senate gets to take a comprehensive look at the proposal that will affect millions if passed. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for a vote on the plan as soon as next week, leaving senators just a few days to decide whether to support or vote against the legislation.
The bill, similar to the House’s version that passed last month, includes a few key changes, including major changes to the nation’s health care system. It repeals Obamacare’s individual mandate and drastically cuts back federal support of Medicaid. The proposal also eliminates Obamacare’s taxes on the wealthy, insurers and others.
The Senate’s proposed plan, however, would keep the subsidies that came with Obamacare to help people pay for individual coverage.
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