VIDEO: Congressional Budget Office says new GOP bill repealing Obama health law would reduce insurance coverage for ‘millions’

In this Thursday, May 11, 2017, photo, people walk by Sunshine Life & Health Advisors, in Hialeah, Fla. The latest Republican push to replace the Obama-era health care law would shift funding and key coverage decisions for both private insurers and Medicaid to states instead of the federal government. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)


WASHINGTON (AP/KRON) – The Congressional Budget Office says the new GOP bill repealing the Obama health law would reduce insurance coverage for “millions.”

Republican Sen. Susan Collins says she is opposed to the latest GOP health care bill, undermining prospects for passage.

Collins is the fourth person to oppose the bill, which would make the bill dead 51-49.

Arizona’s John McCain, Kentucky’s Rand Paul and Texas’ Ted Cruz also say they oppose it, though Cruz aides say he’s seeking changes so he can vote “yes.”

The only remaining hope for the White House and party leaders is to change opponents’ minds. A showdown will come this week.

All Democrats and independents will vote “no,” so opposition by just three Republicans would kill the legislation.

The collapse of the effort would be another major setback for President Donald Trump and Senate GOP leaders.

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