Remember last December, when U.S. Sen. Susan Collins engaged in a high-stakes gamble with our health care? To refresh our collective memory, after first saying that it would be a mistake to vote for a tax bill without first stabilizing the health-care marketplace, Collins cast her pivotal vote for the tax bill anyway. She trusted Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s promise to soon thereafter support legislation to ensure government funding of CSR payments and reinsurance pools.
The tax bill passed Dec. 20, 2017. It is now mid-February 2018. We know Collins gave the GOP leadership and the president what they wanted. Now, she should update us on the status of her gamble. Many Mainers depend on you getting what she negotiated away.