The Medicaid cuts in 2020 were going to allow the Republicans to introduce huge tax cuts in their budget proposal. An even if the skinny version pasted, once the exchanges in the ACA collapsed the Medicaid cuts would be introduced then. Senators Murkowski, Collins, and McCain realized the pain that would be inflicted on millions of Americans and voted their conscience.
The billionaires and multi-millionaires will not surrender. They will have to be forced to pay their fair share of taxes. They believe through their huge campaign contributions they bought the government they want. All of us Americans who they believe do not count must prove them wrong. Fight on and end Citizens United, and taking the corrupting money out of our political system.