Oct 28, 2009

Lieberman Backs GOP Filibuster of Public Option

Senator Joe Lieberman (pictured) said he's worried a public option would be costly to taxpayers and drive up insurance premiums.

Lieberman is an independent who is among a group of about a dozen moderate senators whose support Reid will need as the critical Senate vote nears.

A report at the link below says:

Sen. Joe Lieberman says he will back a GOP filibuster of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s healthcare reform bill because of its inclusion of a “public option” -- a devastating blow to the Obama administration’s hopes of unified Democratic support for a healthcare bill with a government-run insurance program.

Lieberman opposes any healthcare bill that includes the public option.

This is no surprise because Lieberman is from Connecticut -- home to healthcare insurance companies. The public option would eventually be the death knell of the private healthcare industry.