Rep. Collins discusses health care

Rep. Collins discusses health care

Rep. Collins discusses health care

When Senator Susan Collins arrived on Capitol Hill, she ranked 99th in seniority.

As for health care, the latest and nearly certainly last Republican plan this year for repealing and replacing Obamacare is in deep trouble. Collins also says, "our Governor has a 160 billion dollar budget, 60 billion just for Medicaid, 44% more than average, double many states, New York's Medicaid program is bloated, it's 90% of county property tax, so the Governor would have to step forward, this bill takes away the employer and employee mandate, companies can design for their own workforce, not one size fits all, Alabama, Texas, NY, etc. having the same program is a problem".

Sen. Collins said she sees "serious deficiencies" in her party's latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has announced his opposition, leaving Republicans at most one vote shy of the 50 votes needed.

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The moderate ME lawmaker on Friday said she is "leaning against" the Graham-Cassidy bill that would dismantle former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), which would turn much of Obamacare's funding into a block grant for the states starting in 2020. "The premiums would be so high they would be unaffordable".

Her comments Friday morning at an event in her home state came hours before Republican colleague Sen. "If I don't do that, I can't look myself in the mirror".

"If Medicaid is cut that hospital will not survive", Collins said.

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The governor cited a study from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that he says shows ME would gain more funding by 2026 under the Graham-Cassidy proposal.

Experts believe ME would lose more than $1 billion in federal money over the next 10 years for health care if Graham-Cassidy passes.

The senator has said she would decide this month whether to run for governor. Unfortunately the Graham-Cassidy bill has derailed that effort at least temporarily.

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"I don't think you make fundamental changes in a program that has been on the books for 50 years, the Medicaid program, and that serves our most vulnerable citizens, without holding a single Senate hearing on it", Collins said. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, is the latest attempt from Republicans.

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