GOP Senator's Opposition to Health Care Bill Firms Up

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It now sounds like Sen. Susan Collins is doing a little more than "leaning against" the GOP's newest ObamaCare repeal effort. "It's very difficult for me to envision a scenario where I would end up voting for this bill," CNN quotes the Maine Republican as saying Sunday on State of the Union. Collins says she's worried about the Graham-Cassidy bill's protections for people with pre-existing conditions and the way it will replace subsidies and Medicaid expansion with block grants. 

While it appears Collins will be the third Republican senator to vote against the bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act—killing it along with senators John McCain and Rand Paul—she says she can't be sure until she sees the Congressional Budget Office score for the bill, which is expected Monday.

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