- Caitlin Owens
- 4 mins ago
Collins will oppose health care bill
Sen. Susan Collins said she opposes the Senate's health care plan. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
Sen. Susan Collins officially will oppose the Senate's latest bill to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, two senior GOP aides said— yet another nail in the coffin for a bill that's moving further away from the 50 votes it would need to pass.
Why it matters: It would only take three "no" votes to kill the bill. And Collins' opposition makes it a total of four Republicans who say they won't vote for the bill — two moderates (Collins and Sen. John McCain) and two conservatives (Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz).