WASHINGTON D.C. – Senator Susan Collins has not released a definitive answer to where she stands on the Senate Healthcare Bill released last week.
Collins appeared on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday morning.
As a leader in committees on aging, and a representative of one of the oldest state’s in the nation, Collins has serious concerns about proposed cuts to Medicaid. She said she wants to see the Congressional Budget Office analysis of the bill which could come out on today, until then she’s still undecided.
Collins said “It’s hard for me to see the bill passing this week, but that’s up to the majority leader (Sen. Mitch McConnell). We could well be in all-night a couple of nights, working through an open-amendment process, but I think that at least is good. The process could have been a lot better. I would have liked to have seen the democrats step up to the table and negotiate with us now! Not wait until this bill is either passed or defeated.”
Republican leaders are expected to present the 142-page bill before a vote this week.