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  Lieberman opposes Baucus health bill
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AuthorMichael O'Brien
News DateTuesday, October 13, 2009 06:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionSen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Tuesday he will not support the healthcare bill set for a vote today in the Senate Finance Committee.

Though Lieberman is not a member of the 23-member committee that is set to approve the preliminary legislation crafted by Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.), the Connecticut independent is one of a handful of key Senate centrists who are shaping the fate of health reform this year.

Lieberman echoed concerns that the Finance committee bill would hike taxes on insurance companies, which would then be passed along to consumers.

Lieberman is also on the record as opposing a health bill containing a public (or "government-run") option, which serves as the centerpiece of the other Senate bill with which the Finance proposal will be merged.
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