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“…if Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Republicans lose one more vote, the bill will fail.”

Or at least this incarnation of it will, anyway. But all that means is that McConnell and Co. will go back and throw in a couple of meaningless amendments while keeping the ugly parts of the bill intact, claim it’s “better” or “different” and try again. I wonder how many times they will do this before they realize that this is an exercise in futility?

Johnson said he was upset by reports that McConnell told moderate members of the Republican caucus “don’t worry about some of the Medicaid reforms” because “they are scheduled so far in the future they will never take effect.”

If they’re never going to take effect, why include them in the bill? Yeah, yeah, I know — to please the Freedom Caucus, as they want the bill to be as mean as possible.

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