The Hill’s Morning Report — The Latest on the healthcare fight from Washington (all times local): 4:30 p.m.
— A Republican Senate leader says the House will vote on the latest version of a GOP healthcare bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a new plan that would make Medicaid and subsidies available to the poor.
The move comes as House Speaker Paul Ryan says he has no plans to sign the measure.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says the GOP’s healthcare bill is “the best of the best.”
The measure was rushed through the House in late June, but it was not a final bill and it has not yet passed the Senate.
The House is also holding a vote on legislation that would cut the number of Americans eligible for Medicare, a healthcare program for the elderly and disabled.
That bill is expected to be the last version of the GOP healthcare legislation before it is voted on.
A senior House GOP aide said Tuesday that the GOP House leadership has a draft of the healthcare legislation that will be voted on Tuesday that contains the provisions that were removed from the House’s bill.
A Senate GOP aide confirmed Tuesday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has also spoken with House leadership about the bill.
The aides spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter.
The Senate bill was designed to be a compromise, but some conservatives objected to a provision that would have allowed insurers to deny coverage to individuals with pre-existing conditions.
Democrats say the legislation would have left millions of Americans with no insurance. ————Follow Andrew Kreisberg on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/andrewkreisberg