But in this case, the fate of the Senate bill past its own chamber is unknown.
In a statement, Rubio's office said he would decide to vote on the bill "on the basis of how it impacts Florida". "Medicaid has been gutted, the premiums are going to go up, and the amount that people are going to have to contribute out of pocket for exchange policies is going to go up".
The House legislation will roll back the expansion of Medicaid, the health care program for lower-income and disabled people, and slash Obamacare taxes on higher-income people and medical industry companies to pay for expanded coverage.
He said he is reviewing the bill and confident that Murkowski and Sullivan will fight to protect Alaskans and the needs of a vast, remote state where high health care costs are a concern.
Susan Cortesi of Bloomington, representing Indivisible IL 18, said 1.5 million Illinoisans would lose health coverage under the Senate plan. Rand Paul (R-KY), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) say they "are not ready" to vote for the bill. And the Senate version would cut Medicaid (even more than the House bill) but over a longer period of time.
Nelson sharply criticized the bill, saying in a statement, "Now we know why they tried to keep this secret". By this time, McConnell will have needed to round up at least 50 of his 52 Republicans to pass the bill.
The Senate bill would largely end the expansion of Medicaid that covers about 14 million Americans, cut the taxes that paid for expansion and end the insurance mandate for individuals and businesses. "I'll tell you how-in blood money".
Jane McNichol, an organizer of the Protect Our Care CT campaign, holds up a clothesline with photos of Connecticut residents opposed to repeal of the Affordable Care Act, during a rally on the state Capitol steps, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Hartford, Conn.
This bill is better designed than the House version, according to Avik Roy, founder of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, because it offers more help to older people who can't afford insurance while making coverage cheaper for young healthy people.
President Barack Obama on Thursday spoke out against a proposed GOP Senate bill that dismantles the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. (This will not matter for 8 states with "trigger laws", which terminate immediately once federal funds are affected.) And then cuts the rest of the budget's program too.
"There have been no hearings, no scrutiny, no public input", she said.