>> More Americans are gonna get hurt, unless we do something.>> The Senate version of the Republican's healthcare overhaul finally seeing the light of day Thursday. GOP leader Mitch McConnell unveiling the bill on the floor of the Senate, saying it provides tax breaks for the poor to purchase health care, but would phase out Obamacare's Medicaid expansion over the next seven years.
White House correspondent James Oliphant.>> There are a bunch of Senators from states like Ohio, like Rob Whartman, who are deeply concerned about cutting back on Medicaid expansion, and what that would do to the low-income insured in their States. And so what the Senate bill is trying to do, is keep that regime intact for a number of years.
>> The bill also doing away with Obamacare's taxes, and eliminating the individual mandate requiring people to buy health insurance.>> Obamacare is a direct attack on the middle class, and American families deserve better.>> It's every bit as bad as the House bill. In some ways, it's even worse.
>> Democratic leader Chuck Schumer giving no ground, claiming the bill as having none of the quote, heart, President Trump said it should have, showing that Democrats are unlikely to support it. Protestors, some in wheelchairs, venting their fury outside McConnell's office Thursday, some dragged and carried from the hallway by Capitol Hill Police.
McConnell and a small group of GOP senators worked in secret on the bill for weeks, drawing fire even from within his own party. One big shift from the House bill passed last month, the health subsidies under the Senate bill would be tied to income, rather than based on age.
The change applauded by moderate republicans, who slammed the house bill as too hard on the poor, but some conservators like Ran Paul are already branding the bill Obama care-like, meaning a heavy lift ahead for Senate leaders.>> There was no way that Mitch McConnell was going to release a bill today, that was going to make everybody in the caucus happy.
So this is sort of still the beginning of the process. Now they have something on paper. Now it's about tinkering with the edges of it a little bit, to try and win a few more votes.>> McConnell saying the Congressional Budget Office should give a read on the bill's costs by early next week, hoping to pass it before Congress's summer break.