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California could get hit hard by the Senate GOP health care bill

by Austin Cross and A Martínez | Take Two®

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., responds to the release of the Republicans' healthcare bill which represents the long-awaited attempt to scuttle much of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) J. Scott Applewhite/AP

The next few days could determine a lot about the future or healthcare in California. 

Much of it hinges on Senate Republicans and a health bill released late last week. 

The Congressional Budget Office is expected to release their findings as early as today; early analysis says the bill could leave millions uninsured. 

No Democrat is expected to vote on the bill, so Republicans are scrambling to get the support they need to vote before 4th of July recess. 

Holdouts are concerned that the bill would slash Medicaid payments to states. Over the next decade, those cuts would be even more aggressive than the failed House health bill. 

So how could this bill — if passed — impact health care in California? Take Two put that question to Gerald Kominski, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. 

Press the blue play button above to hear the full interview. 

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