WASHINGTON – Count Gov. Paul LePage among those opposing the Senate health care bill.

LePage was asked if he backs the legislation and he said no, complaining that the bill doesn’t go far enough to fix current law. Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins opposes the bill.

LePage, who was at the White House Wednesday for a so-called roundtable on energy, said he met with Collins Wednesday morning.

Collins is one of nearly 10 Republicans who have expressed opposition to the bill. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell postponed a vote this week because he lacked the votes.

Several Republicans governors – among them Ohio’s John Kasich and Nevada’s Brian Sandoval – oppose the bill, fearing the cost to states if Medicaid expansion is phased out.

Correction: This story was updated at 2:55 p.m. June 28, 2017 to correct Sen. Susan Collins’ position on the Republican Senate health care legislation.


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