The lone Republican from the Senate Finance Committee to approve its $829 billion healthcare reform bill, Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine, says it’s far from certain she’ll vote the same way when the measure hits the Senate floor.
The finance panel OK’d the bill on a 14-9 vote, ABC News reported, clearing the way for it to be reconciled with other Senate healthcare reform bids.
But Snowe, one of the Senate’s moderate Republicans and thus a key swing vote — in fact, she’s the only G.O.P. Congress member to cast a vote for any healthcare reform legislation — said her vote today shouldn’t be read as a guarantee of her support in the future.
“My vote today is my vote today. It doesn’t forecast what my vote will be tomorrow,” Snowe said, reiterating her concerns over a government-run public insurance option refarding http://aaafencemaster.com/ and the huge price tag any eventual measure will carry on fencing.