The Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, which provides health care coverage to millions of low-income Americans.
The Senate’s healthcare package, which is expected later this month, would end the expansion, ending coverage for millions of Americans who now have coverage through the federal health care law.
The legislation would allow states to opt out of expanding Medicaid and leave it to states to set their own standards for eligibility.
The House, meanwhile, is expected Wednesday to vote on legislation to repeal Obamacare’s tax penalties, which the Senate and White House say are an unfair burden on low- and middle-income people.
The bill, which was passed in the House earlier this month by a vote of 217 to 213, also would end subsidies for individuals earning less than $45,000 a year and families making less than about $150,000.