BREAKING: GOP Sen. Susan Collins Comes Out Against Graham-Cassidy Bill Following CBO Analysis
Collins on "no" vote: I wanted to wait for CBO score, which found bill would have negative impact on millions in US https://t.co/K9RCDUbZET
— CNN (@CNN) September 25, 2017
Susan Collins (R-Maine) announced on Monday that she will not the Graham-Cassidy health care bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. The senator made her decision after the Congressional Budget Office released a preliminary analysis of the bill and determined that it will reduce job numbers and cut comprehensive health insurance to millions of people.
Here’s the statement from the senator’s office:
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) September 25, 2017
“Health care is a deeply personal, complex issue that affects every single one of us and one-sixth of the American economy. Sweeping reforms to our health care system and to Medicaid can’t be done well in a compressed time frame, especially when the actual bill is a moving target.”
The Republican Senate could only afford 2 “no” votes for the bill to pass, and Collins’ announcement comes after Senators John McCain and Rand Paul have said they will not support it. Several other members of the Senate have also expressed major reservations over the bill.
Watch above, via CNN.
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