October 13th, 2009
12:59 PM ET
5 years ago

Snowe to vote for Finance Committee health care bill

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, said Tuesday that she will vote for the Senate Finance Committee's health care bill.


Filed under: Health care • Olympia Snowe
soundoff (119 Responses)
  1. Steph

    I like this woman more and more every day!

    October 13, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  2. Priscilla

    I applaud Senator Olympia Snowe for taking a stand for healthcare reform. She cares about what Americans desperately need. Go Senator Snowe, Yes We Can!!!

    October 13, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  3. Ex-Repug

    Good for her. I just hope that there is a public option in that bill.

    October 13, 2009 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  4. independent

    It's alive!
    The GOP breathes. Perhaps it isn't dead, or transformed to a zombee, yet.

    October 13, 2009 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  5. Linda Va

    Thank you Senator Snowe

    October 13, 2009 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  6. katiec

    Good for her. Finally a republican who puts the needs, wants of our country over big business. She deserves a Medal of Honor.

    October 13, 2009 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  7. Obama Victim

    public option.........................Oct 13, 2009................R I P

    October 13, 2009 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  8. faithplusnothing

    Is anyone suprised?

    October 13, 2009 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  9. Bob in Pa

    What Health Care Bill ? It doesn't even exist yet. How can any Senator on this committee say something like that when they haven't even seen the final draft that will be forwarded. This is beyond arrogant, it borders on negligent.

    October 13, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  10. Lana

    Putting the people of America first – this is why she gets re-elected. Maybe now the USA can join other civilized countries in providing for our people. With insurance available prevention can be increased and costs will go down

    October 13, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  11. PAUL

    Ohoooooooo, Rush is stompin mad now.

    October 13, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  12. Jim

    The biggest threat to our National Security isn't Iran, Afghanistan, China or Russia, but the deficit spending taking place in Washington...and they just won't stop.

    October 13, 2009 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  13. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    I don't care what bill she votes on. Whichever one it is, it better have a public option. Not a trigger, but a PUBLIC OPTION. I'm sure Sen. Snowe must be aware of the rate hikes going on in Maine. Only way to bring those rates down is with a PUBLIC OPTION. As a healthcare professional, a PUBLIC OPTION is the best way to drive down cost.

    October 13, 2009 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  14. Jerry

    Of course she will, She is on the pay roll of big insurance

    October 13, 2009 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  15. Jill

    Good for her!! She's proving she's a leader not a follower like most Republicans. GO Snowe!!

    October 13, 2009 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  16. JACK

    Snowe is a leader, not a follower like the rest of Republicans!!!!

    October 13, 2009 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  17. Ashamed

    Oh goody!

    October 13, 2009 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  18. Ana

    Finally! A voice of reason in the Republican Party..get it done people! Lives are lost every minute! Why is the US the only country that cannot get it together for the better of it's people??

    October 13, 2009 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  19. Willy Brown

    No surprise here. Snowe is a RINO always has been and always will be.

    October 13, 2009 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  20. Randolph Carter, the beer czar

    Ruh roh! Here come the Snowe bashers. Good for her. It's just too bad that the bill is a cobbed together comprimise containing no real reform. Oh well, I don't know why I expected better. Congress never does anything until a huge crisis explodes. Guess we'll have to wait for the complete collapse of our healthcare system before our congress critters take this seriously. Have a nice day!

    October 13, 2009 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  21. fools and their freedoms are soon parted

    wow, it's a sad day when Snowe caves

    October 13, 2009 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  22. Carnell From Detroit, MI USA

    Thank You Senator Olympia Snowe R-Main. You Are A True Voice And Nagotiator In Congress. It's Just Too Bad I Can't Say The Same For Others In The Republican Party!

    October 13, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  23. Wise Latina

    Wonder what the Dems promised her in private to do this. That has been amply demonstrated as the way these corrupt Dems operate.

    Doesn't matter anyway, she is a Dem first who feels a need (for payoff) to hide behind Repub clothing. She is a spineless and corrupt disgrace.

    October 13, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  24. A. Goodwin

    Awesome. Great to see at least ONE Republican using their brains.

    October 13, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  25. Robin

    She votes with them enough, why doesn't she just join their party. Maine needs to wake up.

    October 13, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
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