ICYMI, for months, the GOP’s been working to repeal and replace Obamacare. And this week the Senate put out its version of a healthcare bill to do just that. But it hasn’t been getting stellar reviews (mic drop). That’s because a major part of it includes cutting federal funding to Medicaid – the gov program that helps low-income Americans pay for health insurance and then there’s those tax cuts for wealthy Americans. And helps cover things like substance abuse (re: Opioid crisis – think heroin and prescription painkillers). So now, the GOP’s adding $45 billion to their bill specifically for substance abuse treatment. Also on their ‘to add’ list? They might be keeping some taxes for wealthy Americans – the ones that help pay for Obamacare. TBD if the adds will be enough to convince more senators to back the bill when it goes to a vote after the July 4th break. (h/t theSkimm).
And then there’s the drama surrounding the President’s tweet (re: Mika @MorningJoe).
Otherwise, just not a lot for the Washington Report reporter to report this week.
So let me take this opportunity to wish you and yours a wonderful July 4th.
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