The Politico reports that the much-hyped public option “compromise” involving an expansion of Medicare to those aged 55 to 64 is making Sen. Joe Lieberman skittish.
“I am increasingly troubled about the proposal,” he told reporters. “I am worried about what impact it will have on the Medicare program’s fiscal viability and also what effect it will have on the premiums paid by people benefiting from Medicare now and whether the whole thing is viable. If you separate it from Medicare, it will be an extremely expensive program.”
Meanwhile, Sen. Olympia Snowe, said she can’t see voting for it.
If Reid cannot get Snowe and Lieberman on board, then he won’t have the 60 votes needed to pass the health care bill.
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