McConnell: Healthcare bill to be revealed Thursday

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDoug Jones walks tightrope on Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh gets questionnaires for confirmation hearing Dem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick MORE (R-Ky.) said Republicans would see a "discussion draft" of healthcare reform legislation on Thursday.

McConnell said reporters will get a chance to see the bill then as well, addressing complaints from Democrats that GOP leaders have kept the bill secret.

He said the legislation will move to the floor next week, as soon as lawmakers get a cost estimate and analysis from the Congressional Budget Office.

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When asked how long lawmakers will have to review the legislation, the majority leader vowed that they would have "plenty of time."

"I think this will be as about as transparent as it can be," he said.

Earlier in the day, moderate Republicans such as Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsDem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick McConnell: Senate to confirm Kavanaugh by Oct. 1 Overnight Health Care: Watchdog finds Tom Price improperly used funds on flights | Ex-Novartis CEO sent drug pricing proposal to Cohen | HHS staffers depart after controversial social media posts MORE (Maine) and Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Wellons Moore CapitoSenate takes symbolic shot at Trump tariffs America must act to ensure qualified water workforce Overnight Health Care: Big win at Supreme Court for anti-abortion centers | HHS chief grilled on migrant children | Boom time for ObamaCare insurers? MORE (W.Va.) said they are still concerned about changes to Medicaid that would curb federal spending.

Republicans may vote on the bill as soon as next week.