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Sat May 6, 2017, 02:47 PM

Rep. Poliquin supports health bill, says only 7% of Mainers affected. Facts show otherwise

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/05/04/poliquin-remains-mum-office-mailbox-is-full-ahead-of-republican-health-vote/

Rep. Bruce Poliquin joined the majority of Republicans in voting Thursday to narrowly pass health care overhaul legislation known as the American Health Care Act.

Poliquin, who represents Maine’s 2nd District, was among several Republican House members who had not indicated which way they were leaning, but he finally hopped off the fence and provided what proved to be a crucial vote.

In a conference call with reporters before the vote, he said the bill represents the best parts of several previous attempts at reform and Republican efforts to undo former President Barack Obama’s signature 2010 legislation, the Affordable Care Act.

“This affects only the 7 percent of Maine residents who have Obamacare policies,” he said. “People sent me to Congress to solve serious problems that are affecting Maine people.”

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Sat May 6, 2017, 02:50 PM

1. Another rep who obviously didn't read the bill

before voting on it. Must have missed the part about cuts to Medicaid and not allowing it to pay for services at Planned Parenthood.

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Sat May 6, 2017, 02:54 PM

2. So it's OK to screw that 7%?

That accounts for about 93,000 people (the population of Maine is about 1.3 million). 93,000 people in his state losing their health insurance isn't "serious" enough for this fuckbag to concern himself about?

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Sat May 6, 2017, 06:09 PM

3. other americans don't count either.

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