Senate leadership mulls options to woo moderates, including keeping tax increase on certain investments and nixing cuts to subsidies for poor and elderly

As senators started to leave Washington for the Fourth of July recess, a compromise over their beleaguered healthcare bill that would attract enough votes to pass seemed distant.

Days after the Senate Republican leadership faced a revolt from both wings of their caucus over a draft bill to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), lawmakers were considering whether to reach out to moderates by keeping the former president’s tax increase on wealthier people’s investments and retreating on cuts for subsidies to the poor and elderly.

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