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Collins Slams Trump Healthcare Decisions

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By    |   Friday, 13 October 2017 12:02 PM

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is "very concerned" about President Donald Trump's choice to withdraw an important subsidy to insurance providers, The Hill reports.

"I will say that I am very concerned about the president's executive order that was issued yesterday and his decision to do away with an important subsidy that helps very low income people," Collins said at an event for the Chamber of Commerce in Maine on Friday.

Although she didn't support the Affordable Care Act, Collins voted against the latest Republican effort to repeal the law, and has been broadly critical of the party's attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare.

"The Senate Republican healthcare bills were drafted behind close doors. By the way, it was a group of 13 men who did it," Collins said of the legislation. "It completely bypassed the standard legislative process."

She noted that the GOP "repeated the same mistakes" as Democrats in passing Obamacare, and that the legislation proposed by two of her fellow Republicans "was a very bad bill" for Maine.

"If senators can adjust a funding formula over a weekend to help a single state they could just as easily adjust that formula in the future to hurt that state," she said.

At the same event, Collins announced that she will not seek the governor's seat next year, opting to remain in the Senate.

"I am a congenital optimist and I continue to believe that Congress can and will be more productive," she said, according to Politico.

"I want to continue to play a key role in advancing policies that strengthen our nation, help our hard working families, improve our healthcare system, and bring peace and stability to a troubled and violent world. And I have concluded that the best way that I can contribute to these priorities is to remain a member of the United States Senate."

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