Wonder if she knew about these statistics? Wonder if she knew, would she have cared?
Collins pledged to serve two terms in 1996 because she knew then that if you stayed in Washington DC too long, you would become a part of the problem.
She is officially – THE PROBLEM
Please read the following:
Obamacare is hurting Mainers who can least afford it. New IRS data reveals that Obamacare’s individual mandate is a regressive tax on low and middle income Mainers. In 2015, more than 34,000 Maine families paid Uncle Sam more than $15 million rather than signup for and be saddled with Obamacare’s skyrocketing premiums and coverage that might not meet the needs of their families. Please consider the following facts about the Maine residents paying this penalty in 2015:
- 35% of penalized households made less than $25,000
- 78% of penalized households made less than $50,000
- 93% of penalized households made less than $75,000
As the editorial board for the Wall Street Journal points out, “These Americans are paying a fine to avoid purchasing a product they don’t want or can’t afford but government compels them to buy.”
Learn more: Wall Street Journal – ObamaCare’s Tax on the Poor
Congress is currently considering legislation that would bring relief to Mainers struggling under Obamacare’s high costs and burdensome mandates. The Trump Administration supports proposals that would take power and resources from Washington and give it to states so that Maine can design and implement a healthcare program that works for Mainers.
According to an analysis that was released this morning, Maine would gain 43% more federal healthcare funding under the Graham-Cassidy bill – nearly $1.5 billion by 2026. In addition, in support of the Administration’s priorities, the Graham-Cassidy proposal would effectively eliminate the individual and employer mandates – restoring freedom for working families and job creators in Maine.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs
Department of Health and Human Services