Sen. Collins now says she may vote for health care repeal

Sen. Collins now says she may vote for health care repeal

In an interview with Politico on Wednesday, Maine Senator Susan Collins refused to rule out voting for a so-called “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act.

“I don’t know what would be in the skinny repeal,” said Collins. “Until I see what’s in it, I’m not ruling it out because I don’t know what it would be.”

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that this kind of legislation would lead to a loss of health insurance for 16 million more Americans by 2026 and 20-percent premium increases on the exchange. The legislation is also seen as a Trojan Horse that would allow an even more damaging health care repeal to be passed through the conference process.

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