Senate GOP to release updated ObamaCare repeal bill Thursday

Senate GOP to release updated ObamaCare repeal bill Thursday
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPence: Next coronavirus relief bill would need legal shield for businesses GOP faces internal conflicts on fifth coronavirus bill State Department scrutiny threatens Pompeo's political ambitions MORE (R-Ky.) said Republicans will unveil a new draft of a healthcare reform bill on Thursday.

“We'll be laying out ... the text of that on Thursday morning,” McConnell told reporters following a meeting of his conference.

He added they hoped to get a score from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) early next week. 


The announcement comes after Senate Republicans were updated on changes to the healthcare bill during a closed-door caucus meeting. 

McConnell also announced that he will delay the start of the August recess by two weeks but signaled that wouldn't impact a vote on the bill aimed at dismantling ObamaCare.

“We're going to do healthcare next week,” he said. 

The revised version of the bill comes after the conference released a “working draft” of the bill, known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act, late last month. 

Leadership had hoped to vote on the bill in late June but had to delay the vote amid pushback from both conservatives and moderates.