The Coastal Packet: Angus King on how GOP Don't Care wil hurt Maine

Tuesday, March 14

Angus King on how GOP Don't Care wil hurt Maine

The Hill - Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) is raising warnings that the GOP’s ObamaCare repeal bill will hammer his home state.

“If you were designing a bill to hammer my state, it would be this bill,” King, an Independent who caucuses with Democrats, said at a press conference Thursday.

King warned that a 60-year-old living in rural Aroostook County, near the Canadian border, will see “their support for their healthcare coverage diminish 70 percent.”

A 60 year-old earning $30,000 in Cumberland County — the home of Portland, Maine’s biggest city — would see a 48-percent reduction in federal assistance, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

“The average cut across my entire state for a 60-year-old is 48 percent,” King said.

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