For conservatives, the bill has been tweaked to include Sen. Ted Cruz's idea for allowing insurers meeting Obamacare standards to also offer plans being described as "skimpy" or "bare bones" made it into the new draft.
Proponents of the Cruz amendment claim it expands consumer choice.
The reworked Senate bill also maintains the ACA's taxes on wealthy individuals, and it adds $45 billion in funding to fight the opioid crisis. The bill retains the first draft's elimination of the controversial individual mandate and steep Medicaid cuts.
GOP leaders hope to bring the latest version of the legislation to the Senate floor for a vote next week. An analysis by the non-profit Congressional Budget Office forecast that under the bill, ranks of the uninsured would swell by 22 million people by 2026 compared to current law.
Republicans can only afford to lose two votes on the measure.
Republican senators Susan Collins of ME and Rand Paul of Kentucky are each already "no" votes, leaving no margin for error.
"If you vote "no" on this bill, it essentially is a vote for Obamacare because that's what we're going to be left with", Texas Sen.
Susan Collins (R-ME) told reporters on Thursday, there is no additional money. "Ready to work w/ GOP & Dem colleagues to fix flaws in ACA". Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is floating his own plan. His plan would redirect federal Obamacare funding - some $110 billion in 2016 - to the states via block grants.
The Affordable Care Act ensures that all FDA-approved birth control methods are covered without a copay if you have health insurance, with few exceptions.
South Carolina's senior senator unveiled a proposal - co-sponsored by U.S. Sen.
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