Snowe May Withhold Trigger Amendment Until Full Senate Debates Health Care | Talking Points Memo

One of the most anticipated amendments to the Senate Finance Committee’s health care bill was introduced by Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME). If adopted, it would create triggered public options at the state level if private insurance companies didn’t make insurance affordable and available everywhere. But yesterday, when the Committee considered a separate pair of public option amendments, Snowe’s proposal wasn’t on the agenda.

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