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Republican U.S. Senators meet today to discuss the GOP’s latest bill repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., plans to release an updated Republican health care bill on Thursday and is delaying the body's annual August recess by two weeks in an effort to generate momentum for the beleaguered legislation.

Medicaid is the government health care program for the poor.

That's the shorthand explanation. But Medicaid is so much more than that — which is why it has become the focal point of the battle in Washington to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

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Congressional forecasters say a Senate bill that aims to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026.

That's only slightly fewer uninsured than a version passed by the House in May.

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Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich says the U.S. Senate needs to fix its version of a bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act with bipartisan cooperation.

Republicans in both the House and the Senate are considering big cuts to Medicaid. But those cuts endanger addiction treatment, which many people receive through the government health insurance program.

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President Trump is promoting the Republican health-care bill called the American Health Care Act, which is  facing uncertain prospects in Congress.

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The Congressional Budget Office says the Republican bill repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act will leave 23 million more Americans uninsured.

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The controversial attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is heading to the U.S. Senate where it’s expected to get much higher scrutiny than it did in the U.S. House.