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Get to Capitol Hill -- some developments on the health care front this hour of course you probably know by now you've been watching this topic Maine senator Olympia Snowe has been in the spotlight.
As the lone Republican to vote for a democratic health care plan that was the one from the Senate Finance Committee.
Trish turner is our senior Capitol Hill producer and she just caught up this morning with senator -- To ask her what she thinks about this latest incarnation of health care on the Senate side put out by at a majority leader Harry Reid yesterday.
Giving the option for states to opt out of government run health care -- they wish where she falling on the stretch.
Well she says that she is should publish this surprised and disappointed every acute that she really didn't think.
That in the closed door negotiations this -- not -- at those meetings -- office.
-- White House officials.
She really did think that -- trigger was going to eat the option that most people think it adds -- public option that kicks and some years down the road which she made it very clear.
Her proposal would kick almost at the same fiber or it was so it's this looming night -- -- public option as leverage.
Against the insurance and.
Let's say wow I'm -- -- -- for -- that interest is that we now have part of your interview we can play for viewers and then we'll talk on -- and supplies in in in disciplines as six yesterday when I heard the news because I it was important to create a bipartisan.
You know approach to health care reform to the extent that it was you know possible.
And both sides of political analyst I supported the package that marriage can senate finance -- -- -- only Republicans.
I so a way forward and continued to improve the bill offering the trigger as it is an option.
To provide that bridge between those who advocated public -- the forefront.
Tonight an idea of having it figured immediately.
-- the insurance industry plans in nineteen could be a quarter.
Well Patricia looking forward what does this mean about the possibility of getting any Republican support at all for this latest proposal and the possibility of senator Reid and getting sixty votes.
You're really good question.
It looks very much like if they've lost now and she told that this she told me that she that she -- -- Italy and now.
The -- -- no Republican support that you have to wonder what this means the American people.
Now it hurts and it thinks it's that the terrible message develop the question that it's terrible methods that they're not working with Republicans on that.
Uncheck that that it will be left with a good how they want understand why there's not bipartisanship on something that affects 16 but the US economy.
If it's really hard to say -- definitely does not have sixty votes.
Move forward on the debate needs sixty votes to break any filibuster.
Every help that expert said he doesn't have XP we office -- -- now I understand that but I o'clock at night.
Moderates are gonna meet centrist Democrats are gonna meet to decide what state is -- about two -- three -- We know Ben Nelson as one of them that America Nebraska this with a big deal doesn't look like he has that up.
And -- you heard it here first such originally had that before anybody else -- our senior Capitol Hill producer and a great one at that Trish thanks very much into solar viewers now.
Coming up in just about half hour from now we're gonna get the view from the democratic side senator Bob Casey.
Will be with us.
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