The debate continued on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, as moderate lawmakers voiced concerns about the proposed health care bill set to hit the Senate floor.
Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut said he would join with Republicans to filibuster the health care bill if it includes a public option.
Lieberman typically votes with Democrats on most issues, however he told reporters that he is worried that a government-run insurance plan would be costly to taxpayers and drive up premiums.
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Moderate Democrats in the Senate have also not given a ringing endorsement to Majority Leader Harry Reid's bill-- which includes a public option that states can choose to opt out of.
Moderate Republican Olympia Snowe of Maine also said Tuesday she would vote to block passage of the bill if changes are not made.
Snowe stated she was "deeply disappointed" by Reid's decision to add the public option to the bill.
Reid defended his proposal stating that it would ultimately allow individual states to opt out of the public insurance plan.