Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) on Thursday told CNN he hadn’t read the American Health Care Act, but that his staff had briefed him on its contents. But pressed later by The Buffalo News, Collins seemed to not be aware of how it actually affects his constituents.
“Explain that to me,” Collins said after the reporter pointed out that New York stands to lose billions in federal funding for its Essential Plan, an Obamacare provision meant for low-income people who don’t qualify for Medicaid. The plan serves thousands of people in his own district, according to The Buffalo News.
He then admitted that he wasn’t aware of the cut in the first place.