U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Sunday morning she’s “troubled” by President Donald Trump’s threat to eliminate health insurance subsidies included in the embattled Affordable Care Act.
Collins appeared on NBC’s politics talk show “Meet the Press” and CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning. She was one of three Republican senators to vote against a so-called “skinny repeal” of President Barack Obama’s landmark 2010 health care law Friday, effectively sinking the latest GOP repeal effort in the Senate.  Throwing out the law, also known as Obamacare, has been a top goal of Republicans since it was passed by a Democratic-controlled Congress in 2010. The “skinny repeal” sought to overturn just certain parts of the law, and it was billed as a short-term measure just to trigger negotiations with the House to develop a more complete replacement for the Affordable Care Act.
But a Congressional Budget Office analysis found it would have left 16 million uninsured if it was ultimately signed into law.

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