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With Self-Imposed Deadline Looming, Where Does Senate Stand On Health Plan?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is "bound and determined" to hold a vote on the legislation soon, but there are still a lot of obstacles in the way.

The Hill: ObamaCare Repeal And The Senate: Where It Stands 
It's a key two weeks for Senate Republicans, who are edging closer to a vote as soon as the end of this month on legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare. Lawmakers have yet to see text of a bill and are deeply divided over key questions, such as how quickly to phase out ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion. They’re also under enormous pressure to move as the Trump White House seeks a legislative win and the clock ticks on other priorities, from tax reform to funding the government and lifting the debt ceiling. (Sullivan and Weixel, 6/18)

The Wall Street Journal: Where Health-Care Legislation Stands
Businesses are watching closely as Senate Republicans try to hash out a deal on a GOP version of health-care reform to replace the Affordable Care Act. Whether they can bridge their divisions, however, remains to be seen. Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon, who helped shepherd the party’s health-care overhaul bill through the House last month, sat down with Louise Radnofsky, The Wall Street Journal’s White House reporter, to offer his take on where the effort stands. (6/18)

The Hill: ObamaCare: Six Key Parts Of The Senate Bill 
While Senate Republicans are drafting their healthcare plan behind closed doors, they’ve given reporters a general idea of what might be in it. The bill is shaping up to have a similar structure as the House’s bill, while more reflecting the principles of centrist Republicans in both chambers. (Hellmann, 6/18)

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