Snowe Will Not Offer Trigger Amendment

The AP is reporting that Olympia Snowe (R-ME) does not plan to offer a public option trigger amendment, because it does not have the votes to pass. With Snowe planning to vote against Reid's bill, it would be ideal if we can remove some of the other terrible compromises that were added to win her support.
Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, has been the leading proponent of the "trigger" approach but she told The Associated Press in an interview Friday that she didn't plan to offer it as an amendment because it didn't have the votes to prevail. Snowe is the only Republican in Congress to have supported Democrats' health care legislation, voting "yes" in the Finance Committee. But she said Friday she couldn't support Reid's current version.

1 comment:

Kathlene said...

I would imagine Snowe got alot of e mails and phone calls against trigger. I know I called etc many times.
The American people will not allow, tolerate or support any plan the compensates, subsidizes and allows the insurance companies to remain in control. We have been their victims for far too long.
Trigger and co-ops would have let this continue.
Looks like we will have to accept a watered down public option but am hoping with time a comprehensive plan will be put in place. The object now is get reform passed and then move on with the process.

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