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Susan Collins now pushing for $10 billion for Obamacare stabilization bill
CBS "News" ^ | December 5, 2017

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: obamacare; rino; rinocare; socialism; swampcreatures
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1 posted on 12/05/2017 10:49:49 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They’ll find a way to sabotage this yet....


2 posted on 12/05/2017 10:51:16 AM PST by clintonh8r (I've been banned from TheHill.com. #Proud)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Absolutely NO!!


3 posted on 12/05/2017 10:51:59 AM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

She wants to throw good money after bad.


4 posted on 12/05/2017 10:52:08 AM PST by Artemis Webb (Maxine Waters for House Minority Leader!!)
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To: Artemis Webb

Of course.

It’s not her money why should she care?


5 posted on 12/05/2017 10:53:31 AM PST by KC_Lion (If you want on First Lady Melania's, Ivanka Trump's or Sarah Palin's Ping Lists, just let me know.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well that didn’t take long.


6 posted on 12/05/2017 10:53:36 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (BANNON YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A $10 billion payoff to the insurance companies, who own the Republican party.


7 posted on 12/05/2017 10:53:43 AM PST by Chauncey Gardiner
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To: raiderboy

She’s aother RINO just like McStain!


8 posted on 12/05/2017 10:55:21 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The weird thing about America in 2017, is that so many rural communities depend on their hospitals and clinics for jobs. When you visit the hinterlands of America, you will find that the only real employer is the local hospital and its infrastructure.

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?
 

9 posted on 12/05/2017 10:56:02 AM PST by Governor Dinwiddie
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So long as the individual mandate is repealed, Obamacare is effectively dead.


10 posted on 12/05/2017 10:56:04 AM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Note to President Trump: "Drain the Swamp!
11 posted on 12/05/2017 10:56:47 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

...and a pony.


12 posted on 12/05/2017 10:56:57 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s an admission of failure. Remember when Obama said he would veto it if it added one dime to the deficit?


13 posted on 12/05/2017 10:57:29 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is simple.

Pass the bill. Sign the bill.

Refuse to implement.


14 posted on 12/05/2017 10:59:56 AM PST by laxcoach (Government is greedy. Taxpayers who want their own money are not greedy.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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...)


15 posted on 12/05/2017 11:06:26 AM PST by faithhopecharity (“Politicians aren’t born, they’re excreted.” - Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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Susan Collins now pushing for $10 billion for Obamacare stabilization bill

Does the cold air up in Maine do something to their brains???

16 posted on 12/05/2017 11:09:15 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Uranium One = BRIBERY and TREASON - HANG THEM ALL!!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No one wants this crap, stupid RINO broad.


17 posted on 12/05/2017 11:11:59 AM PST by chris37 (Take a week off racist >;-)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


18 posted on 12/05/2017 11:15:09 AM PST by LostPassword
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Trump should tell her to get stuffed , she never votes for anything he wants


19 posted on 12/05/2017 11:19:07 AM PST by butlerweave
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To: Behind the Blue Wall
So long as the individual mandate is repealed, Obamacare is effectively dead."

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.

20 posted on 12/05/2017 11:20:55 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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