WASHINGTON D.C. – The congressional budget office released their report Monday on the GOP’s Obamacare replacement, saying millions will lose coverage under the proposal.
The report prompting nervous reaction from several state leaders.
Maine’s Independent Senator Angus King spoke saying “We knew all along this was a bad bill. The CBO’s score confirms it. Fourteen million people will lose their health insurance next year under this proposal and 24 million will lose it by 2026. Look around at your friends, your neighbors, your family and your loved ones. This bill is going to cost someone you know their health insurance.” He went on to say that he hopes these staggering numbers serve as a wake up call to those who are pushing to get this passed.
And while this bill has been supported by republicans, both Maine’s governor and republican senator have their doubts.
Senator Susan Collins released a statement, stressing the importance of spending time to make this bill right. She said if this bill were to become law, there is cause for alarm.
Governor Paul LePage also discussed his concerns in a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan. The letter released to Breitbart News said “The American people in turn have given the republicans that opportunity. However, early signs do not look encouraging. It appears congressional republicans are still intent on catering to big-government lobbyists and politicians in states that took Obama’s welfare expansion bait.”