Snowe: I Still Have Misgivings About Senate Health Care Bill

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Now that the writing is on the wall, and the public option and its chief alternatives are likely out of the Senate health care bill, that paves the way for Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) to hop aboard the health care reform bandwagon, right?

Not so fast.

“Yes, I do have misgivings because I understand that there are a lot of unintended consequences,” Snowe told The Hill. “We haven’t had this bill laid down in its entirety so it makes it difficult, I think, to make a decision on a bill in such a short timeframe.”

Snowe reiterated that now, among her chief concerns, is the pace at which the bill is moving forward.

“Given the enormity and complexity, I don’t see anything magical about the Christmas deadline if this bill is going to become law in 2014,” Snowe said.

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