Skip to comments.Susan Collins now pushing for $10 billion for Obamacare stabilization bill
Posted on 12/05/2017 10:49:49 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Sen. Susan Collins is now pushing for twice the amount of money she originally requested in an Obamacare bill she's co-sponsoring in order to win her vote on the tax overhaul measure, The Hill reports.
The Maine Republican is co-sponsoring a bill with Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida, that would provide states with $10 billion over two years to establish reinsurance programs to lower premiums or high-risk pools. They had originally requested $4.5 billion in the bill, the report said.
"This plan will provide $5 billion annually for two years in seed money for states to establish invisible high-risk pools or traditional reinsurance programs," Collins said in a statement Friday, the report said.
President Trump told Collins before the Senate's tax bill vote that he supported legislation to stabilize the insurance markets and to fund states' high-risk pools.
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They’ll find a way to sabotage this yet....
She wants to throw good money after bad.
It’s not her money why should she care?
Well that didn’t take long.
A $10 billion payoff to the insurance companies, who own the Republican party.
She’s aother RINO just like McStain!
Rural communities will fight tooth and nail to hold on to their hospitals, primarily for that reason. Even if the strip malls are vacant, and the downtown shopping district is boarded up, as long as there is a hospital, money will be circulating in the community.
Of course if we still made our shoes, sheets, blankets, shirts, pants, machinery, and electronics here in America, this wouldn't be an issue would it?
So long as the individual mandate is repealed, Obamacare is effectively dead.
...and a pony.
Its an admission of failure. Remember when Obama said he would veto it if it added one dime to the deficit?
This is simple.
Pass the bill. Sign the bill.
Refuse to implement.
can’t the good citizens of Maine find anyone better than this Collins person?! my Lord, she’s almost as bad as McShame
(well, maybe not THAT bad, but you know what i mean...)
Does the cold air up in Maine do something to their brains???
No one wants this crap, stupid RINO broad.
As much as I hate this and hope it won’t happen -
IIIIFFFF they do it, they better also find $10 billion for The Wall.
Obama set a precedence for taking money budgeted for other programs and putting it into Obamacare stabilization. Trump could use that precedent to use money budgeted for Obamacare stabilization to build The Wall. I’d support impeachment if he actually did that (and Obama should have been impeached for similar things), but I’d love to seem Trump tweet that it was his plan.
Trump should tell her to get stuffed , she never votes for anything he wants
True, but it lingers in very expensive hospice care for people in a Plan. Ya know, folks who don't get health insurance at work or work in Congress.
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