The Post reports that McConnell is hoping to use the billions from the Medicaid cuts to make separate deals with "moderates".
But he has also warned that if the bill doesn't past he will have to negotiate with the Democrats on improving Obamacare.
George Will's column that this will all end in a Tweak and then move on may influence McConnell. McConnell never wanted to negotiate the healthcare bill and just wanted to go straight to Tax Reforms or Tax cuts. that is jeopardized if you just gave the rich the largest tax cuts in history and threw 23 million off healthcare.
Will, who has a disabled child, noted that there is a new consensus in the country that pre-existing conditions should not penalized people and there is a wide consensus that the poor, disabled and elderly should get healthcare. That's why Will argued that the Senate will eventually just slightly alter Obamacare instead of passing the current monstrosity.