Two years ago, Senator Susan Collins voted for a disastrous GOP tax bill that is adding nearly $2 trillion to the national debt and "trimmed a year of solvency from the primary Medicare trust fund." Now, the Trump White House is attempting to “fill the massive hole” that was created by the Collins-backed tax bill with huge cuts to Medicare and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in their newly released budget.
Senator Collins has a long history of voting to undermine Medicare and other critical programs that Mainers rely on and, thanks to her vote for the GOP corporate tax giveaway, coverage protections for the nearly 600,000 Mainers who have a pre-existing condition are in jeopardy. The law raised health care premiums, created a new marriage penalty and increased taxes on tens of thousands of Maine families. And now, Senator Collins’ tax vote has put vital health care programs under the knife.
“People all over Maine depend on programs like Medicare and CHIP to get the health care they need,” said Maine Democratic Party Executive Director Lisa Roberts. “Senator Collins’ vote for a corporate tax giveaway put our care on the line and she must be held accountable for putting the needs of her corporate special interest donors ahead of the needs of Maine families.”