WASHINGTON D.C. – Following the release of the CBO report Senator Susan Collins has spoken out about how she plans to vote.
Senator Collins announced on twitter Monday that she’ll vote no on the controversial Senate Health Care Bill.
In a series of tweets, she said quote “I want to work with my GOP & Democratic colleagues to fix the flaws in ACA. CBO analysis shows senate bill won’t do it. I will vote no.” She goes on to say it will do nothing to help those living in rural Maine or those on Medicaid.
You can see her tweets at https://twitter.com/SenatorCollins.
Senator Angus King also released a statement on the bill that said quote “Simply put, this proposal is wrong for the country and this score should be just another reason on the long list of many for why we should abandon this bill and, instead, make meaningful improvements to the affordable care act.” in his explanation, he includes reasons such as increased costs for the elderly and medicaid cuts for why he plans to vote against the senate bill.
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree also urges the senate to vote no, hoping they quote “Put their constituents before politics and cote against this reckless proposal.”
Congressman Bruce Poliquin has not reacted to the senate proposal, but he did, however, vote in favor of the house bill that passed in May.