McConnell: Revised healthcare bill will be ready Friday

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., plans to send a revised version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act to the Congressional Budget Office Friday, according to The Washington Post.

Mr. McConnell hopes the CBO will finish scoring the bill by the time senators return from their July 4 recess, ideally to pass the BCRA before the August recess. Though the GOP needs only 50 votes to pass the bill, with Vice President Mike Pence acting as a tie-breaker, drafting a bill that moderate and conservative Republicans agree on has been a challenge for Mr. McConnell.

So far, nine Republican senators have publicly announced they cannot support the bill in its current state. 

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