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Senate Republicans released a 142-page draft of bill

Nothing shows the utter cruelty of the Republican plan to destroy health care like the images of patients dragged from their wheelchairs and arrested by Capitol Police, just for protesting this awful bill.Reporters tweeted photos of the protesters being carried out by Capitol Police.The protest organized by the disability advocacy organization ADAPT, was meant to pressure McConnell and other Republicans not to cut Medicaid funding. Millions could lose access to health coverage through Medicaid under the GOP plan to reform the nation’s healthcare system.Herein lies McConnell’s dilemma, according to the report: he could pull the bill from the floor if he doesn’t have the numbers – leaving House Republicans “exposed” – or “decide that the matter cannot be closed without a vote and take his chances that recalcitrant members can be pulled along”. Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah were not ready to vote for it.”I have serious concerns about the bill’s impact on the Nevadans who depend on Medicaid“, Heller said after McConnell unveiled the proposal Thursday morning.Just prior to the protest, Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama’s health care law.The protest fell on the 18th anniversary of Olmstead vs. LC – a 1999 Supreme Court ruling that said states must provide funding for the disabled to allow them to live at home. But they add that the measure fails to accomplish what they have promised to their constituents, “to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs”. It would also limit, beginning in 2020, the federal funds that states get each year for Medicaid.One of the participants in the protest, Alison Barkoff, said that this health care bill would give tax cuts to wealthy Americans and it would be done at the expense of disabled people.Numerous protesters were with the group ADAPT, which identifies itself as a nonprofit for people with disabilities. It’s an especially critical program for the elderly, for poor children, and for the disabled.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi assails the GOP bill as a tax break for wealthy Americans.