Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is praising the Republican plan to scuttle the Obama healthcare law, arguing it's the right alternative to a "failed" Obamacare.
Moments after the 142-page discussion draft was unveiled, McConnell spoke on the Senate floor, renewing his criticism of the seven-year-old law.
He outlined the GOP plan that would cut Medicaid, slash taxes and waive the requirement that Americans purchase health insurance.
Senate Republicans had been briefed on the plan earlier Thursday.
Emerging from the session, McConnell did not answer when asked if he has the votes to pass the GOP proposal. A vote would occur next week after budget analysts assess the package.
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