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Deep Cuts To Medicaid In Senate Draft Of Health Care Bill

NBC News reported Thursday that Senate Republicans have unveiled a draft of their legislation to revamp the government's role in the nation's health care system.

The major change to health care comes in the form of Medicaid. The bill winds down the expanded Medicaid program under Obamacare after 2020 — a longer timeline than the House health care bill that was passed in May. 

But it also makes deeper cuts to the program in the long run, by 2025, through changing the federal funding allocation formula for states to receive fewer federal dollars for Medicaid recipients.
The bill isn't expected to draw any Democratic support, and will likely be re-written to appease Republican senators unhappy with Affordable Care Act provisions that remain in the bill. 



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