Lieberman: Strip out major reform and I’ll vote for health bill
Sen. Joe Lieberman isn’t backing down from his demand that health care reform not include a public option but now he has a few more requirements.
“You have to take out the Medicare buy-in. You have to forget about the public option. You probably have to take out the class act which was a whole new entitlement program that will in future years put us further into the deficit,” Lieberman told CBS’ Bob Schieffer Sunday.
“I want to tell you, we could pass a health care reform bill this week with more than 60 votes and it would be bipartisan if we just took a few things out of the bill as it is today,” said Lieberman.
This video is from CBS’ Face the Nation, broadcast Dec. 13, 2009.