Senate Unveils Health Care Plan
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leaders have released their plan for rolling back much of President Barack Obama's health care law.
Mitch McConnell unveiled the measure after weeks of closed-door meetings that angered Democrats and some Republicans. It represents the Kentucky Republican's attempt to quell criticism by party moderates and conservatives and win the support he needs in a vote he hopes to stage next week.
The measure would drop the House's waivers allowing states to let insurers boost premiums on some people with pre-existing conditions.
The 142-page measure offers tax credits, based on income, age and geography, which would make more money available to lower income recipients to help them buy insurance. This differs from the House bill, which tied its tax credits to age.