An Irresponsible Susan Collins Blocks Serious Heath Care Reform

With Maine Senator Susan Collins announcing her opposition to the Graham-Cassidy bill to reform Obamacare, she has slammed the door on this latest Republican effort to address our health care crisis.

I’m just able to muster up one word to capture my sense of Senator Collins: Irresponsible.

Collins expressed her concern that the bill would “open the door for states to weaken protection for people with pre-existing conditions...”

What insight does Collins thinks she has that the 48 Republican Senators who support the bill don’t grasp?

Graham-Cassidy does give flexibility to states to seek a waiver on the federal requirement to cover preexisting conditions. However, to achieve the waiver, states must demonstrate they have another approach for dealing with the problem.


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