Monday, July 31, 2017

Collins: Trump's Threats Won't Sway My Healthcare Vote
By Solange Reyner / NEWSMAX 

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine on Sunday told CNN host Jake Tapper she wouldn't be swayed by President Donald Trump's threat to cut off funding for Obamacare payments.

"It really would be detrimental to some of the most vulnerable citizens if those payments were cut off," said Collins on "State of the Union."

"The people they benefit are the people who make 100 percent to 250 percent of the poverty rate, so we're talking about low income Americans who would be devastated if those payments were cut off," she said. "The threats to cut off those payments has contributed to the instability in the insurance market, but the first bill we should consider is how to stabilize the market and that is a key component to ensure that those payments continue to be made to benefit low-income Americans."
Trump on Saturday tweeted, "if a new healthcare bill is not approved quickly, bailouts for insurance companies and bailouts for members of Congress will end very soon!"

He was referring to cost-sharing reduction payments, which lower the amount individuals have to pay for deductibles, copayment and insurance.

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