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Fri May 19, 2017, 04:51 AM

As Senate Republicans draft health care bill, Sen. Collins predicts it will fail

Source: Portland Press Herald

Sen. Susan Collins says the 13 Republican senators charged with drafting a health care bill to replace the Affordable Care Act are unlikely to succeed.

“The committee (that) Republican leadership has convened is going to produce a partisan bill,” Collins, a Republican, said in an interview with the Portland Press Herald this week. “I disagreed when President Obama produced a partisan bill (the ACA in 2009). That’s not the best way for Republicans to legislate now.”

Collins, who was left out of the all-male group, is working with a moderate group of Democratic and Republican senators on a bipartisan alternative.

On May 4, the House narrowly approved a health care bill that would replace the ACA. If it became law, the American Health Care Act likely would result in millions losing health care coverage, skyrocketing premiums for older and rural residents, and weakened protections for patients with pre-existing conditions.

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Reply As Senate Republicans draft health care bill, Sen. Collins predicts it will fail (Original post)
jpak May 2017 OP
joshdawg May 2017 #1
J_William_Ryan May 2017 #2
wishstar May 2017 #3
obamanut2012 May 2017 #4
David__77 May 2017 #10
obamanut2012 May 2017 #11
videohead5 May 2017 #5
Freethinker65 May 2017 #6
dalton99a May 2017 #12
Dustlawyer May 2017 #7
Honeycombe8 May 2017 #8
turbinetree May 2017 #9

Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:19 AM

1. As every thinking person knows by now,

with the republicans, it is always, always, always party over people. The 1%ers want more and more and more and the rest can go suck eggs. They got theirs, to hell with anyone else.
But, I'm just preaching to the choir. Couldn't help myself.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:21 AM

2. The ACA is a Republican bill

Nothing ‘partisan’ about it.

Republican opposition to the ACA was partisan, and unwarranted.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:32 AM

3. Even without a bill though, insurance cos. are raising premiums, dropping out, hurting healthcare

The uncertainty and problems with House's ACHA are harming current ACA and our entire healthcare system because this misadministration is threatening to cut subsidies and let states opt out of good provisions and not enforcing mandate even without a bill passing.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:40 AM

4. I wish Collins had a backbone, because I think she is a decent person

Who isn't a wingnut. But, she almost always toes the Party line, even when she says she disagrees with it.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #4)

Fri May 19, 2017, 09:38 AM

10. May she should be the Senate majority leader.

Democrats could learn a thing from how Willie Brown handled things in the California state assembly in 1995-1996. This seems like a good environment to empower an alternative Republican faction.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #10)

Mon May 22, 2017, 10:01 AM

11. I agree

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:41 AM

5. The CBO Estimate

Will be out next week...has anyone seen that lying ad about the Republican healthcare bill?...it's full of lies.I don't see how networks can even run it.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:04 AM

6. Predicts it will fail, but if her vote is needed, they have it

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Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #6)

Mon May 22, 2017, 10:54 AM

12. It's guaranteed.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:13 AM

7. As long as insurance companies are involved in health care it will be terrible!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:22 AM

8. Obama's "partisan bill" had almost 200 REPUBLICAN amendments. Collins also thought Special Counsel

was not needed.

I like Collins on a personal level, but she's been wrong a lot lately. Let's hope she's not wrong about this bill not passing.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:53 AM

9. Problem Solved Medicare for ALL...........................simple and to the point

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