Critically, Senate moderates are indicating that they can agree to ending the additional federal funds for ObamaCare’s expansion of Medicaid, albeit on a slower timetable than other Republicans want.
A compromise on Medicaid funding would remove one of the biggest obstacles for the bill.
The moderates want the phase-out of the Medicaid funding to take seven years, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) proposed three years on Tuesday.
“Mitch is listening to everybody’s concerns and there’s a back and forth. I think we’re slowly getting closer,” Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) said Thursday. “It’s moving in the right direction