Susan Collins of Maine says she will vote ‘no’ on Senate health bill

US Senator Susan Collins of Maine.

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The Republican cited the CBO report, also saying the bill “doesn’t fix ACA problems for rural Maine” and that she will “vote no.”

// CBO sees 22 million more uninsured under Senate health bill

The figure from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office may further complicate Senate GOP leaders’ plans to pass their bill this week.

// 264,000 Mass. residents would lose health coverage under Senate bill, Baker says

The families and individuals who would lose coverage “are among our lowest-income residents,” the governor said.

“As president, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm,” wrote President Trump in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision.

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The justices will review the president’s executive order, hearing arguments in the fall.

// Ed Markey demands apology from Kellyanne Conway for comment on addiction

Markey issued a fiery statement in reaction to the White House adviser’s remarks.

// Trump welcomes India’s Modi at White House for first meeting

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// Ted Kennedy Jr. not running for governor in Conn.

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