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Sen. Lisa Murkowski slams health-care secrecy: ‘I’ve seen nothing’

As we’ve written, there are a lot of Republican senators who were in the dark about the details of the health-care bill until this morning. (As of 10:30 a.m., they are still in a meeting off the Senate floor discussing the bill.)

One of these senators was Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), whose decision to support or not support the bill will say a lot about whether it can pass.

A reporter for the Independent Journal Review caught up with her on Wednesday morning, and Murkowski delivered quite a jab at the secrecy of the process:

Murkowski was referring to drafts of the bill circulating among congressional aides and lobbyists. Our colleagues broke news about the details of one of those drafts Wednesday night.

GOP health-care bill: The latest news and reactions

Senate Republicans are set to release a health-care bill that would curtail federal Medicaid funding, repeal taxes on the wealthy and eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood as part of an effort to fulfill a years-long promise to undo Barack Obama’s signature health-care law.

Follow along for the latest updates throughout the day, and check out the current whip count here.