Susan Collins

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The opioid issue definitely plays a role. A lot of the young population that is being insured under Medicaid has problems with substance abuse or mental illness.feedback
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May 26 2017 Obamacare
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Susan Collins is associated, including Bernardino, Orlando, and correctness. Most recently, Susan Collins has been quoted saying: “The goal of any [Obamacare] replacement should be to improve access to quality health care while providing consumers with more choices and restraining costs. Unfortunately, the CBO estimates that 23 million Americans would lose insurance coverage over the next decade, and the impact would disproportionately affect older, low-income Americans.” in the article AARP warns Republicans it has 'strong opposition' to Obamacare replacement bill.
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It would be very troubling if he did share such sensitive reporting with the Russians. The Senate Intelligence Committee should be briefed on this important issue immediately.feedback

It does seem like we have an upheaval, a crisis almost every day in Washington that changes the subject.feedback

Any suggestion that today's announcement is somehow an effort to stop the FBI's investigation of Russia's attempt to influence the election last fall is misplaced.feedback

The Senate is starting from scratch. We're going to draft our bill, and I'm convinced we will take the time to do it right.feedback

I would like to see us put together a bipartisan group to solve this problem, of Democrats who acknowledge there are problems with the current law, that it is not working well in several states, and Republicans who also want to make sure that we're not reducing coverage and we're giving flexibility.feedback

First of all, the House bill is not going to come before us. The Senate is starting from scratch. We're going to draft our own bill. And I'm convinced that we're going to take the time to do it right. Speaker Ryan today said that he hoped that the Senate would improve the House bill. I think we will do so and that we will come up with a whole new fresh approach that solves the legitimate flaws that do exist with the ACA, where we have seen, in some markets, insurers fleeing so people won't be able to buy subsidized insurance. But it will keep some of the benefits of the ACA.feedback

The House bill is not going to come before us.feedback

Although I will carefully review the legislation the House passed today, at this point, there seem to be more questions than answers about its consequences.feedback

We have to stop talking past each other.feedback

There is such a profound lack of trust between the two parties.feedback

There's such a profound lack of trust, and that's what many of us are committed to trying to rebuild. We need to make very clear to the leaders on both sides that there's no support for curtailing our existing ability to filibuster legislation.feedback

I'm hoping we can get back on track. I am worried that our attempts to negotiate a compromise failed, because there's such a profound lack of trust. And I think that's what many of us are trying to rebuild.feedback

That's sort of typical of the distrust around here. That is exactly what my caucus thinks. Yes, and that's one reason it's so hard.feedback

First of all I think it's important to recognize that there is absolutely no basis for filibustering such an eminently qualified nominee. And I am very troubled by the fact that the Democrats have put us in this situation. If it's necessary in order to get him confirmed I may have to vote that way, but I certainly don't want to. It's bad for the Senate as an institution and I think it is bad for the court as well.feedback

That is in the past, and it is not fair to Judge Gorsuch to deny him a straight up-or-down vote based on what happened with Merrick Garland.feedback

Following the House investigation is like following a mystery novel. You never know what is going to happen next.feedback

Under the House bill, 14 million Americans would lose coverage next year. That rises to 24 million over the next decade.feedback

I don't know the basis for President Trump's assertion.feedback

This is not a bill I could support in its current form.feedback

The CBO estimate that millions of Americans could lose their health insurance coverage if the House bill were to become law is cause for alarm. It should prompt the House to slow down and reconsider certain provisions of the bill.feedback

These kinds of estimates are going to cause revisions in the bill, almost certainly. I don't think that the bill that is being considered now is the bill that ultimately will be the one that we vote on in the Senate.feedback

He does not fight his battles on the front page of the newspaper. He works quietly, but extremely effectively, and he's persistent and he's unafraid. Also, he has nothing to lose. He was prepared to retire. They need him.feedback

I want us to slow down to take more time to be sure we get this right.feedback

What we need is not really from the White House – it's the CBO on the cost estimates. That'd be most helpful.feedback

There is not a consensus at this point.feedback

It would be more helpful if he turned over to the Intelligence Committee any evidence that he has.feedback

Once low-income people are receiving good health care for the first time, it becomes very difficult for a member of Congress to take that assistance away from them.feedback

For the public to have confidence in our findings, it is important that the Committee work in a completely bipartisan fashion and that we avoid any actions that might be perceived as compromising the integrity of our work. It is also important that the Committee ultimately issue a public report on our findings.feedback

I've had two conversations with Mr. Puzder. I think there are outstanding questions that I'm sure will be delved into at his hearing.feedback

I don't really understand the point of their tactics. It's not going to have an influence on the final vote.feedback

Mrs. DeVos is the product of her experience. She appears to view education through the lens of her experience promoting alternatives to public education in Detroit and other cities.feedback

The worldwide refugee ban set forth in the executive order is overly broad and implementing it will be immediately problematic.feedback

What you can do is pair those higher deductible plans with a subsidized health savings account and that can be used to help pay for the deductible.feedback

It's obvious we have an awful lot of work to be done.feedback

It suggests to me that Donald Trump wants advisers who will bring him different views. That would be very healthy. Or it could lead to confused messages both to our allies and our adversaries.feedback

There's a group of House Republicans led by (Rep.) Charlie Dent (R-PA) who are opposed to the defunding of Planned Parenthood in the bill, and I hope they'll be successful in separating the two issues or knocking it out all together.feedback

That's of concern to me as well, but I don't want to prejudge what's in the ... bill.feedback

Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, many related to misuse or abuse of prescription opioids.feedback

We have concerns about the impact this activity has had on our nation's senior population, especially those who do not conduct their financial business on the Internet.feedback

With the passage of time, I have become increasingly dismayed by his constant stream of cruel comments and his inability to admit error or apologize". She supports neither party's nominee, though previously she's said she's open to voting for Hillary Clinton.feedback

We believe that if you are too dangerous to fly on an airplane you are too dangerous to buy a gun.feedback

That would allow the FBI to put the individual under surveillance or take other appropriate action it deems necessary.feedback

I think he has to show what kind of president that he would be. But I believe he can do that, so I am not one who has foreclosed the possibility of eventually supporting him. But I need to see more from him.feedback

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