FULL TEXT: Senate Republicans unveil health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP/CNN) – Senate Republicans released the details of their health care plan Thursday. The bill scuttles Obama law, cuts Medicaid and slashes taxes for wealthy.

It’s the first time the public — and their fellow GOP senators – are getting a look at what they have been working on largely in secret. While details of the plan have been emerging, the bill was worked out mostly behind closed doors.

You can read the complete Senate Health Care Bill here: SENATE HEALTH CARE

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) released the following statement after the draft was released by the Budget Committee:

“Senator Rubio will decide how to vote on health care on the basis of how it impacts Florida. He has already spoken to Governor Scott, Senate President Negron and Speaker Corcoran about the first draft of this proposal. He has instructed his staff to share with state leaders the first draft and has asked them to run numbers and provide input on how this initial proposal would impact Florida’s Medicaid program and individual insurance marketplace. He has invited them to send staff to Washington next week to help us formulate changes and amendments to this proposal. He will continue to reach out for input and suggested changes from Florida providers, insurers and patient advocate groups.”

 

 

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