The Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is drawing strongopposition just ahead of a crucial House floor vote expectedon Thursday, driven by the bill’s cuts to the Medicaid healthprogram for the poor.

A group representing major Medicaid insurers said on Tuesday that it has“serious concerns” about the GOP bill, estimated to slash $880billion from Medicaid. Governors, including some Republicans, arealso warning that it could blow holes in their budgets and harmconstituents.

Efforts to garner support for the bill, called the American Health Care Act, will be criticalWednesday as the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office isexpected to release projections of the amended version’s impact.Some moderates are opposed to the proposal, citing the impact onpatients and states, while conservative opponents say the billdoesn’t go far enough to rein in costs and undo Obamacare.

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