Protesters urge Sen. Collins to vote ‘No’ on healthcare bill


Senator Susan Collins got an earful from protesters at her Portland office Friday. (WGME)

PORTLAND (WGME) — Senator Susan Collins got an earful from protesters at her Portland office Friday.

The group was urging Maine’s senior senator to vote against the GOP healthcare bill.

This is just one of many sit-ins happening all across the country Friday.

Protesters are urging lawmakers to vote “No” on health care repeal.

The protesters occupied Susan Collins’ office, saying the republican health care plan would be catastrophic for Americans, leaving more than 23 million people without health insurance.

Senator Collins has not said how she will vote on the health care repeal bill.

Protestors hope she hears their concerns when she makes her decision.

Protesters also say the republican plan will make it harder for people with pre-existing conditions to get coverage.

CBS 13 reached out to Senator Collins’ office Friday. The spokesperson for the senator responded,

“Senator Collins opposes the House-passed bill due to her concern that it would cause 23 million Americans to lose their coverage over the next decade and harm seniors who are not yet eligible for Medicare, among other significant issues. She believes that the Senate must develop its own plan, and she will not vote for any legislation without a detailed analysis by the Congressional Budget Office.”

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Protesters urge Sen. Collins to vote ‘No’ on healthcare bill

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