Collins 'disappointed' in Trump's actions on health care

Collins 'disappointed' in Trump's actions on health care

Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsOvernight Defense: Trump unveils new missile defense plan | Dems express alarm | Shutdown hits Day 27 | Trump cancels Pelosi foreign trip | Senators offer bill to prevent NATO withdrawal McConnell blocks bill to reopen most of government Bipartisan senators reintroduce bill to prevent Trump from withdrawing from NATO MORE (R-Maine) said during an interview on Sunday that she is “very disappointed” in President Trump’s actions on health care.

“Well, I’m very disappointed in the president’s actions of this past week,” Collins told ABC’s “This Week.”

ADVERTISEMENT

“What the president is doing is affecting people’s access and the cost of health care right now,” Collins added. "And I don’t agree with his decision on the subsidies that help low-income people afford their deductibles and copays, and I don’t agree with his executive order.”

When Collins was asked if Trump is taking action that will hurt Americans, she replied, “I do believe that.”

The senator’s comments come after Trump signed an executive order last week aimed at increasing competition and choice after repeated failed attempts in Congress to repeal and replace ObamaCare. 

The White House also announced that the president is ending key payments to insurers selling ObamaCare.

Collins on Sunday called on Congress to “step in” on health care and said she hopes Trump “will take a look at what we’re doing.”

--This report was updated at 12:17 p.m.