>> Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine on Sunday, saying she has extreme reservations about a bill proposing to overhaul the American Health Care System. Her resistance to the bill's current form, another example of the steep climb Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell faces if he wants to deliver on a seven-year promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
McConnell is pushing for a vote by the end of the week. The bill faces unanimous Democratic opposition and McConnell can only afford to lose two members of his own caucus. At least five members of the GOP have announced they will not support the bill in its current form.
Collins, a moderate Republican, who has not taken a formal position on the bill says she will wait to see an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office. She told ABC News she doubts the bill will pass this week. Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, telling ABC News he thinks the Republicans have, at best, a 50/50 chance of passing the bill.
>> What do we do?>> Stand up, fight back. The Republican plan proposes cuts to the government run Medicaid program and tax cuts that primarily benefit wealthier individuals. It faces criticism from GOP moderates who say the bill risks causing real harm to poor and elderly individuals. But also from Republican hard liners who say it doesn't go far enough in fully repealing Obamacare.