Snowe said she is also concerned with whether Baucus’s bill will do enough to make health insurance more affordable. Snowe and Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) have repeatedly pushed fellow negotiators on the Finance panel to increase subsidies for low-income and uninsured Americans.It seems that, for Snowe, affordable doesn't mean cheaper, as in "bending the cost curve down." It means mandates and subsidies, where Americans are forced to buy health insurance, and other Americans are forced to pay more to cover the increased cost.
Snowe has objected to Baucus’s bill for requiring as many as 4 million uninsured Americans to buy health plans without providing them with significant federal subsidies.
Less freedom and more taxes -- sounds like a conservative to me!
I look for Snowe to jump back on board as soon as she gets assurances that the bill will extract enough taxpayer money to pay for the freedoms she's willing to strip away.
I don't want people like this "on my side."