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GOP Sen. Collins on Health Care Bill: ‘I Cannot Support a Bill’ That Takes Insurance From Millions
Mediaite ^ | 7:00 pm, June 22nd, 2017 | by Justin Baragona |

Posted on 06/22/2017 4:10:31 PM PDT by drewh

Earlier today, Senate Republicans finally revealed their secret health care bill. And to say the reception was tepid would be kind. Besides the expected heavy criticism from Democrats — including former President Barack Obama — a number of GOP senators expressed their opposition.

A group of four Senate Republicans has already come out to say they are currently a “no” on the bill, effectively killing it where it stands. Now, you can add another to the list.

During an appearance on MSNBC’s MTP Daily, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) explained that she just couldn’t support a bill that would end up leaving more Americans without health coverage.

With host Chuck Todd noting that she was already a skeptic of the House-passed bill, Collins was asked what was her line in the sand when it came to whether she could support the Senate one.

“I can’t support a bill that will greatly increase premiums for our older Americans,” she said. “I cannot support a bill that is going to result in tens of millions of people losing their health insurance.”

The Maine lawmaker added that she also couldn’t support a bill that made deep cuts to Medicaid while also stating that she does care that funding to Planned Parenthood is being impacted.

However, she did let Todd know that while she is expressing severe reservations right now, she will wait until the Congressional Budget Office releases its score of the bill next week.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: 115th; ahca; repealandreplace; susancollins
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1 posted on 06/22/2017 4:10:31 PM PDT by drewh
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Why did you vote against ObamaCare in ‘09,Susie?
2 posted on 06/22/2017 4:13:39 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Comey = The Swamp Fighting Back)
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To: drewh

How many illegals does the bill take the free insurance form?


3 posted on 06/22/2017 4:14:20 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: drewh

When I grew up insurance was considered a Mafia scam. Now it is unconstitutionally mandated.

But then that is what our government has become, a Mafia.


4 posted on 06/22/2017 4:14:30 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: drewh

Collins is a one item Senator. And its all about Planned Parenthood.


5 posted on 06/22/2017 4:14:40 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: drewh

Meanwhile health insurance companies are bailing. That insurance doesn’t insure healthcare if providers don’t want to accept it.


6 posted on 06/22/2017 4:15:01 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: drewh

When people are forced to buy insurance they don’t want (or else pay a fine) then you’ve got a bigger problem, Senator


7 posted on 06/22/2017 4:15:53 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: drewh

I can not support a bill that gives insurance to millions.


8 posted on 06/22/2017 4:16:40 PM PDT by impimp
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Susie, there are many people who don’t want insurance...they are required to buy it or pay a penalty.....


9 posted on 06/22/2017 4:16:44 PM PDT by terycarl (COMMON SENSE PREVAILS OVERALL)
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To: Sacajaweau

Susie is snap as a marble, follow the money to find her motivation


10 posted on 06/22/2017 4:17:17 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: Gay State Conservative

The same reason they all did, they knew it was just a show. Whether they pass this or not. the public knows the Pubs have the power, so they own Obamacare or the replacement now. They can be seen as trying to fix it or doing nothing.


11 posted on 06/22/2017 4:18:11 PM PDT by Hugin (Conservatism without Nationalism is a fraud.)
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To: drewh

Even if it’s fake insurance that costs thousands and gives no real coverage because of deductibles. . . .


12 posted on 06/22/2017 4:18:22 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: drewh

Did she vote for ACA?


13 posted on 06/22/2017 4:19:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: drewh

I hate to be a defeatist, but maybe best we can hope for is a slightly improved Obamacare. I don’t know. Seems hopeless.


14 posted on 06/22/2017 4:19:12 PM PDT by impimp
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To: drewh

The only constitutional healthcare bill is the one that COMPLETELY DIVESTS FEDERAL INTERFERENCE IN HEALTHCARE and gives healthcare back to the states and the people where it constitutionally belongs.

The worlds’ best healthcare is that which is (and was) on the free market economy. The feds just muck it up.


15 posted on 06/22/2017 4:20:32 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: drewh

Insurance is not a constitutional right and especially not for the country to take my money so subsidize and to pay for others bad choices in life. The unconstitutional bill is already dyeing and over priced for millions you idiot.


16 posted on 06/22/2017 4:21:34 PM PDT by Mat_Helm
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To: drewh

Retarded liberal. But she doesn’t mind taking millions from others to support deadbeats.


17 posted on 06/22/2017 4:24:43 PM PDT by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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To: drewh

Do nothing, Congress. Please!

0bamaCare will die for lack of insurers.

Plus, Trump has decided not to enforce the tax penalty (live the pen, die by the pen, suckers!)

So, 0bamaCare dies under its own weight. The free market will reign, and 0bama gets the blame.

Fine.


18 posted on 06/22/2017 4:24:50 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The Washington Post is Jeff Bezos' Fake News unregulated SuperPAC.)
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To: impimp

Only because republicans suck.


19 posted on 06/22/2017 4:25:48 PM PDT by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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To: drewh

So when the monthly insurance payment went from 280 to 700 during 2015, that was ok with you.

Whose pockets do you want picked? The average citizen who works and pays the bills? Or yours?


20 posted on 06/22/2017 4:27:57 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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