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GOP Eyes Senate Health Care Vote Next Week, Amid Grumbling

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ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are angling toward a Senate vote next week on their effort to erase much of President Barack Obama’s health care law. But there’s plenty of grumbling from senators across the GOP spectrum, and leaders haven’t nailed down the support they’ll need to prevail.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says the bill doesn’t yet adequately cut premiums. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah is complaining that lawmakers should have seen the measure weeks ago if they’re to vote next week. And Alaska moderate Lisa Murkowski says she doesn’t know how she’ll vote or what the legislation says.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’ll give senators a draft of the bill Thursday. It would eliminate much of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul and limit the government’s role in providing coverage.

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