Snowe is at NO on Medicare Buy-in (Reid’s Vapor Deal) — Lieberman’s Concerns Grow
From Politico’s Live Pulse:
“Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) said Thursday that she does not support the Medicare buy-in because it would “aggravate an already-serious problem” with the program – the low reimbursement rates for hospitals and doctors.
“I have serious concerns,” Snowe told reporters. “I just think that is the wrong direction to take.”
“Snowe said she could not see a way for Senate Democratic leaders to even tweak the proposal to win her vote.
“I can’t see it,” said Snowe, who met Wednesday with President Barack Obama. “I am talking to a lot of my providers this afternoon and I know they are mighty unhappy.”
“Asked if it meant she would oppose the health care bill, Snowe said: “Among other issues. There would be other issues. That is part of it.”
“Another key undecided moderate, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Vt.), said Thursday that his level of unease with the Medicare buy in is also rising.”