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Nelson Helps Lead Bipartisan Effort To Reform Health Care

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Maine Republican Susan Collins have been talking to each other about ways of finding a breakthrough on health care reform, an issue that has deeply divided Congress along party lines.

A low-key dinner the two organized for a bipartisan clutch of senators at a Washington restaurant Wednesday night suggests at least a few lawmakers are trying to find a way out of the partisan gridlock, the Naples Daily News reported.

"We need to reconsider our approach," Collins said in a statement posted to her Twitter account. "The ACA is flawed and in portions of the country is near collapse. Rather than engaging in partisan exercises, Republicans and Democrats should work together to address these very serious problems."

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.