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  Lieberman Suggests Health Care Reform May Have to Wait
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AuthorJOSEPH BERGER and DERRICK HENRY
MediaNewspaper - New York Times
News DateSunday, August 23, 2009 05:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionSenator Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut on Sunday urged the Obama administration to consider postponing overhauling the health care system and instead work on smaller chunks of the issue until the economy improves.

“I’m afraid we’ve got to think about putting a lot of that off until the economy’s out of recession,” Mr. Lieberman said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “There’s no reason we have to do it all now, but we do have to get started. And I think the place to start is cost health delivery reform and insurance market reforms.”

Mr. Lieberman’s comments could further complicate Democratic efforts to get a health care overhaul passed in Congress. They had been depending on the independent senator to support their efforts, even though he often aligns with Republicans.
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