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Congressman: The Senate health care bill is virtually the same as Obamacare

Dana Loesch

After much anticipation, Senate Republicans unveiled their nearly 200 page health care bill earlier today to repeal and replace Obamacare. It proposed to cut Medicaid back to pre-expansion levels, and ends the mandate which forces people to buy insurance or suffer a penalty.

It also erases some of the associated taxes and shifts credits while expanding coverage. Many Democrats complained the bill was drafted without their input.

On today's "Dana," Congressman Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) told guest host Doc Thompson that the current draft is so similar to the Affordable Health Care Act that it might as well be called "Obamacare 1.1," particularly in how subsidies are handled.

He conceded there were some vague improvements over the House bill, which actually included disincentives to re-enrolling in a health care plan.

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