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Washington Report June 30, 2017

30 Jun 2017

Washington Report June 30, 2017

Congress is getting out of town for its July 4th recess.

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.

Best,

Joyce Rubenstein
Capstone National Partners

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