Senate AHCA “discussion draft” expected Thursday

It’s been a difficult road for the long-awaited Obamacare repeal. After the first, flawed version failed to gain enough support for a vote, difficult negotiations behind the scene were able to squeeze some key fiscally conservative reforms, and the House narrowly passed the updated version.

The Senate has since been negotiating behind closed doors, with early reports suggesting that they might scale back some aspects of the House version.

Now, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced that a discussion draft of the bill will be released on Thursday with a vote ideally held the following Thursday.

As news breaks that even more providers are pulling out of the struggling Obamacare exchanges, the time is ripe for true, free-market healthcare reform. Whether tomorrow’s version will be a step toward or away from that goal remains to be seen, but anyone who cares about quality healthcare options should keep a close watch.