Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the 185-page draft of the healthcare bill that will repeal Obamacare on Thursday. The House approved the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and passed it on to the Senate for final approval. The healthcare bill fulfills President Trump's campaign promise to get rid of Obamacare.

Democrats complained about the Senate's secretive meetings to hammer out the final bill, saying the Senate wasn't being transparent in it's ongoing efforts to draft the bill. The same Democrats dismissed comparisons to their handling of Obamacare which was also crafted in secret.

House Minority Leader Nacny Pelosi famously said "we have to pass [Obamacare] so that you can find out what's in it."

President Trump called the 1st draft of the healthcare bill "mean" because itl didn't cover pre-existing conditions. Trump urged the Senate to create a “more generous” bill so he can sign it into law.

Here's what the Senate's healthcare bill includes:

1. Repeals Obamacare

2. Eliminates the insurance mandate that forced Americans to pay unfair tax

3. Makes healthcare more affordable for Americans

4. Keeps the pre-existing condition mandate

Hundreds of protesters demonstrated outside the Capitol before they've even seen what's in the bill.

Several Republican lawmakers said they would not approve the bill, which will prevent the passage of the bill. Critics accused the Republicans of trying to protect the financial interests of their millionaire buddies in the insurance industry.

Please take a moment to read the full text of the healthcare bill here before you voice your complaints.

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

  • soujourn_erets

    Sandra forgot to hit F7 today.

    On another note, zoom in on trumps face and look at his ?...?

  • Soda

    The pic shows him answering the question of how his weenie compares to dude's on the motorcycle in yesterday's post.

  • Ryan

    I wonder what he was talking about in that picture above. Looks like he's indicating something is very small. ?

  • Scromes1212

    Democrats out here looking like straight bozos lol

  • Renee26

    They said they would give ample time for the revised bill to be reviewed....less than 24 hours huh Ok

  • JV

    I'd add

    5.) Guts Medicaid, especially after 2024

    Either way:

    "Per solid source: at least 3 GOP sens (perhaps more) plan to announce public opposition to McConnell health bill later today. Developing

    — Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) June 22, 2017"

    2 GOP defectors (assuming all Dems vote "nay," which is a given) and the secret Senate bill goes nowhere.

  • Being bad is way more fun

    Nothing the GOP pass will help anybody other than the top 5% of the US population. This happens every time they get in power they give tax breaks to the rich and companies already making billions of dollars in profits. The poor always suffer under the GOP and this happens every time they get in control but people keep putting this in office then complain about what they do but keep voting them in !!!! O well people will wake up one day but I wont hold my breath !!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No the bozos are the Trump voters who will lose the most under Trumpcare.
    Even Tucker Carlson confronted Trump with that fact during that interview but I know everything is a game to you and as long as you think Democrats 'lose' you're happy.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    the size of his 'hands'?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Collins and Murkowski will go along to get along as usual.
    Hell Manchin and Heinkemp may join the Republicans the way things have been going.
    They are going to lose next year any way so who cares.
    I am sick of this country. It is absolutely disgusting.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Didn't like Obamacare; don't like this one. Ho Hum and a Bottle of Rum

  • bklyngirl11233

    More than likely the size of his penis!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    So what took years to draft, can now be done in months?

    I need the Republicans to find themselves another fool.

  • Phillybruh

    I honestly don't care anymore, you get what you vote for. His supporters only pay attention to wins anyway, not the actual policy. Its fun is this bomb doesn't explode until after the 2018 and 2020 elections.

  • Phillybruh

    Oh and it doesn't make healthcare more affordable for anyone, your premiums will continue to go up. And they can't deny you for pre-exsisting conditions but they will charge you out of the market anyway.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    So then... the Senate version of the bill will just kill off millions of people slower than the House bill? Nice.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    The "YUGE' difference he is making currently...

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Hopefully a new (Democratic controlled) congress and senate will be able to make corrections to this monstrosity after they sweep the 2018 midterms.

  • Justlooknout

    We are over here reading it and from what we are currently gathing

    States or insurers can't opt of Pre-existing with CERTAIN Types or charge more for those they can stay. It's looks like children will be covered, haven't found anything about the adults yet.

    Basically some will die, others want.

  • Phillybruh

    How so? They are just doing what politicians do.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Exactly. There were dozens of hearings leading up to Obamacare, stretching over many months... But the Rethuglicans want to ram this monstrosity down our throats by July 4th?

    Let them go ahead. November 2018 is coming. They're going to pay a terrible price for all this.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Just scaling back Medicaid by itself is going to eliminate healthcare for millions of people nationwide, and will probably cost tens of thousands of lives per year.
    These people seem to not understand that, or not care.

    The Republicans just want to "win" on this, so they can say they "repealed and replaced" Obamacare.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    The rich and uppper middle class will be fine as always. Its the poor and working class that will suffer.

  • BacktolurkingIgo
  • BacktolurkingIgo

    And he admitted he don't have tapes he's a big toddler baby.

  • Fated4greatness

    In other news: Trump admits he has no tapes of Comey talks.
    #trumpliesmatter

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    People don't understand that Medicaid pays for nursing home care.

    What are those people going to do if they have to chose between their jobs and caring for an elderly parent?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    That's what I meant when I had 'hands' in quotes.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No he's comparing it to Obama's.
    It's always about Obama.
    I loved how Joy Reid mentioned that this past weekend.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yes, it's all about dismantling Obama's legacy, but then again I can't feel too bad because Obama wasn't a fighter and Democrats need someone who can go toe to toe with Republicans.

  • Fated4greatness

    Wow..shameful!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Actually, trump lies don't matter to the Trumpaholcs. But they do matter to decent people everywhere.

  • Mo Mobetta

    I remember not to long ago one of
    The architects of the Affordable Care Act B*K*A ObamaCare a Jonathan Gruber (look it up) said on camera in a room full of people "A lack of transparency" and the stupidity of the American voter" helped congress approve ObamaCare". I'm guessing he was talking about you amongst a bunch of other people. I work in the health care industry and several doctors, facilities and other private practices opted out of ObamaCare cause it was poorly mandated and opened up the flood gate for all kinds of issues in how they ran their practice or group they weren't willing to deal with. So a lot of providers didn't opt in which didn't leave many choices for patients to go for care, as a bulk of the health exchange plans were INN network only. And they had to be referred by their pcp and if they weren't those services wouldn't be covered. A lot of people didn't understand that thinking they could just go to their same doctor. But like I said not every body opted in. So now their set up with some random doctor who doesn't know them like that or tends to their need s like their old physician did. He has so many patients cause now everybody is being reffered to him cause there's practically no INN Doctors in town but him/her and the care isn't the same

  • Fated4greatness

    Trumpaholics are delusional.. Just

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Senate Republicans on Thursday released a health-care bill that would curtail federal Medicaid funding, repeal taxes on the wealthy and eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood...
    Well back to the age of back alley coat hanger abortions
    And just how many of yall republican in this here are wealthy...welcome to the bottom bishes!!! ROFL!!! BTW juuust a lil fact check..more of yall than us on Medicaid and shyt lol..

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    These Republicans are going to have blood on their hands.

  • Ryan

    ? All I'm saying is he's so mad and complaining all the time, must be some ways that he feels "inadequate."

  • WutizaGRANNY!
  • deadellamore
  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Indeed

  • deadellamore
  • BacktolurkingIgo

    It is

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    The briefing won't be live they know they wrong.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    So people who support fixing and keeping Obamacare instead of this Republican monstrosity are stupid..? ok then. whatever.

    Next time you can save that long diatribe/thesis for your college professor. Have a good day.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Clown has a seat in the corner

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Like x 100

  • ChiraqiLive

    People like you are what's wrong with our race. This woman came and gave factual evidence of why Obamacare didn't work and you dismiss her because of partisan politics that don't give a damn about your Black a$$ either way? Democrats have enslaves more Black people than any other party in the history of America, especially our 42nd President who played his sax on Arsenio and got claps and applause from you idiots.

    Thank you Mo Mobetta for sharing with us. As the Honorable Marcus Garvey said, we can't save them all. There are some that we must let perish.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    She gave "factual information"? Maybe. But did you miss this part?:
    "...the stupidity of the American voter" helped congress approve ObamaCare". I'm guessing he was talking about you amongst a bunch of other people."

    Insulting people is not the way to have civil discourse on this or any topic. So you can get off your high horse and spare me the lecture about "what's wrong with our race".
    No response required. Good day to you too.

  • ChiraqiLive

    Whatever... You dismissed her entire argument because you, like the other weaklings in the race, can't separate emotion from logic so you go off your feelings... So what if she said the American voter is stupid. As a whole, it is. I watched the election from abroad and I was so ashamed of how stupid my compatriots were.... Like Hillary got caught blatantly cheating and millions of people STILL went out and voted for her! The DNC CHEATED! That's stupid and embarrassing. Trump isn't embarrassing us abroad, stupid Americans are.

    Do better or perish. Be well.

  • disqus_MNq5Mrn4CF

    Did someone ask him the size of his member or something? That photo.. I'm just sayin

  • JV

    No they won't. They know they would have blood on their hands -- which is why they're going to play political hot potato with this until at least 2018 but pass nothing. They're going to keep arguing the parameters of bills they never intend to pass. Even if it passes one chamber, like the House bill, it will need to be ratified by the other chamber and, as we just saw, they're going to write a new bill that sucks even more and ALSO won't go anywhere.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Ok, since you insist on having the last word, take it.

    And then go find somebody else to lecture. Bye.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Or his intellect.

  • disqus_MNq5Mrn4CF

    My bad. Even better.

  • Mo Mobetta

    Yea there's no way to fix that monstrosity... lmao little do you know Obama illegally stole from Fannie &a Freddie to fund Obama Care and that's been cut off. So tell me how are we to fix that? Atleast I'm well versed in whats going on. If only more people took the time to read for themselves, maybe I wouldn't have to inform you of what's going on.

  • Aletha Davis

    SERIOUSLY THIS BILL WILL KILL PEOPLE WITH PRE EXISTING CONDITIONS, WHO NEED MEDICAID, AND HAVE HIGH RISK PREGNANCIES. THIS IS PURE EVIL. I THINK THIS WEBSITE TRIES TO GET A RISE OUT OF PEOPLE BECAUSE NO WAY DOES THIS CHICK BELIEVE ANY OF THE NON SENSE SHE WRITES. SHAME ON YOU WEBSITE SHAME ON YOU SANDRAROSE

  • hottlanta

    Dump has been sued and has to pay millions for cheating people. Ask those people at Dump University and some of those contractors who is still looking for their money. He is known for cheating people that is why banks over here in the USA won't give him a loan. I bet Hilary can get a loan and don't have a bunch of court dockets for cheating millions of people. He didn't embarrass us overseas by saying he just left the Middle East when he left Saudi Arabia and went to Israel. Such wonderful foreign experience to go over there and push people out of the way so you can be upfront. That ain't emotion that is a FACT. It is comical how black people continue to make excuses for him as to validate why they voted for him.

  • Mo Mobetta

    I never said the American people were stupid i quoted a man who helped write Obamacare. Than I proceeded to say if that were true "I'm guessing he talking about you". Guessing:Estimate or suppose without sufficient information to be sure of being correct. Meaning I may be wrong. But since my explanation didn't help you out I must of been on to something.

  • hottlanta

    Yep it amazing how he just admitted he don't have any tapes on Comey and folks still taking up for him but when he complain we are emotional yet they are emotional as well constantly defending him and yet that complain about the people in the ghetto for taking up for their thuggish friends. They are worst.

  • Cie Be

    Yes, and throw away the key! lol

  • hottlanta

    Where are my coal miners complaining about their affirmative action special provision for black lung disease being taken away. Yall voted for this man and now yall special benefits gonna be taken away. Dump bringing your jobs back but you gonna die because you have your insurance taken away when you go down inside the mines. Also, if you drink the coal mine dirty black slush that he signed the executive order to roll back regulations to put back into the rivers you gonna die outside of the mines as well. Don't complain and get too emotional about it just take it like an adult and walk away quietly and calmly. #MAGA Go Team

  • Omandesert

    I was overseas during the election and the Europeans thought we were crazy for voting Trump into office. Where overseas was this person? I've been to Germany, Poland, United Kingdom, Paris, Czech, Lagos and Rome since January and none of them are fond of 45. Once again, where overseas was this person? Russia??

  • hottlanta

    Naw, he is saying I told a little white lie about the Comey tapes. I was just playing with Comey and he took it too far.

  • Cie Be

    Goes to show how fvck up Trump is...he lies and says he has tapes, and turns around in the same breath and says he does not! Who does that? Oh yea, a freaking nut job! smdh...

  • datATLboi

    5. MILLIONS will lose coverage
    6. Thousands will lose their jobs over this bill
    7. More people will die because of not being able to afford proper care
    8. It strips funding to Social Security and Medicaid/Medicare thus taking away funding from Senior Citizen's homes and hospices (forcing older citizens to stay with family or be turned out to the streets when they have no family)

  • Mrs.Meenie

    This is only a progression of the "Purge", go back and look at the concept of that movie and come back and read that bill and tell me your thoughts...#StayWokeFolks

  • FallenOne

    I have always respected your view SANDRAROSE however you have not compared and contrasted the new bill vs Obamas HealthCare Reform. It is respectfully ignorant of you and shows lack of research to write it is better, also a lack of research to say the Democrats did the same thing as several meetings were held along with attempts to get other party participation over one year. I challenge you to read and compare what is different, who is impacted and what programs are being cut. I know this is a blog and may not need to adhere to journalistic standards however many of us read your site for more than entertainment. please report ethically.

  • Ang

    This blog is not run by a black person proud of their ppl and willing to show them in a positive light. I would suggest stop giving this site views and open your eyes to the negative posts. A black person that is unable to recognize their own ppl is alarming alone. This site has gone to hell and whoever is writing it is a LIAR

  • dontgetblocked

    LOUD APPLAUSE! Fabulous. This is my PRESIDENT!

  • The Last Word

    She's obviously being paid by the RNC or some other right-wing cause to distribute misinformation.

  • The Last Word

    Nah. They're going to try to pass this now. Assuming the investigation of Trump bears fruit, they wont be able to get anything passed.

  • The Last Word

    This is gibberish masquerading as fact.

  • The Last Word

    The fix is quite simple -- Congress simply has to allocate monies to fund the risk corridors that Rubio sabotaged.

    I practice health care law for a living -- you're simply lying.

  • The Last Word

    She didn't give factual information. She's lying. The fact that you can't tell the difference yet are so committed to your point of view underscores the validity of Dunning-Kruger.

  • The Last Word

    Scream about Benzhagi most likely.

  • Kae

    Lmao

  • Moon Lee

    Enough already! Taking away folks health care. AMERICAN PEOPLE WE ALL BETTER STAND FOR SOMETHING, OTHER THAN THIS MESS!!!!

  • Jamal Warner

    What significant things has he done?

  • JustB

    For Entertainment purposes only

  • samuel severino

    Finally. Need to get rid of that crappy Obamacare. Most people whining and complaining have no idea that 5% of all homes sold in America had to go to Obamacare.
    And there are about 100 other extremely crappy provisions written into a Obamacare that most people are not aware about.

  • samuel severino

    You clearly have not read the entire bill. If you had you would not be complaining. I have read the bill.

  • samuel severino

    Do you know that Obama stole money from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to keep Obamacare from collapsing? And that he lied to the people about doing so?
    Do you know that if he hadn't stole the money Obamacare would have collapsed along time ago?

  • samuel severino

    Wrong. Just because she is informed doesn't mean that she is paid by the RNC. You just showed your lack of knowledge on this subject. You can't say she is supporting Donald Trump one one hand and getting paid by The RNC when the majority of the RNC does not like Donald Trump and want to see him fail.

  • samuel severino

    This bill will not kill people with pre-existing conditions. You are getting worked up for nothing.

  • The Last Word

    The majority of the RNC does not like Donald Trump and want to see him fail?

    That's simply beyond stupid. The former RNC chair is his chief of staff.

  • Moon Lee

    Clearly, you aren't a woman ! Clearly, you missed the elderly, and the disabled! Obviously, you can read,now try to comprehend! Bye Sammy Boy....

  • Gotitbutsmh

    The lies they tell. LOL

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Stop being an as clown. You know darn well you can't support your parents and grandparents health care.

  • Gotitbutsmh

    You haven't either liar.

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Still on the troll stroll. Liar, two can play your game bot.

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Shut up. Just like a bot will go down the entire thread with BS.

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Liar they are not covered troll

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Your ignorance is duly noted.

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Gonna have to block you the ignorance is real with you.