Monday, 25 September 2017 13:28

Health Care Bill still in need of more GOP support Featured

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Health Care Bill still in need of more GOP support

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Republican Health Care Bill appears to be in critical condition.

More GOP senators are signaling they won't support the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, possibly leaving republicans without enough votes to pass.

 

Senator Susan Collins is among those standing in the way. She's concerned how the measure will impact the most vulnerable.

 

Senator Collins stated "I'm concerned about the impact on the medicaid program, which has been on the books for more than 50 years and provides health care to our most vulnerable citizens, including disabled children and low-income seniors. I'm concerned about the impact on costs and coverage. We already have a problem under the Affordable Care Act, with the cost of premiums and deductibles. And finally, I'm very concerned about the erosion of protections for people with pre-existing conditions, like asthma, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, and what it would mean to them."

 

Republicans are releasing a revised version of the plan today with hopes gaining more support.

 

It will send more healthcare dollars to Maine and some other states, hoping it will be something Senator Collins and other holdouts can get behind.