McConnell: Healthcare bill to be revealed Thursday

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (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.

{mosads}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 Collins (Maine) and Shelley Moore Capito (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.

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