December 15th, 2009
10:51 AM ET
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. anna

    Sen. Lieberman , a heartfelt plea from me, in behalf of million others with pre-existing illness: Your reality is a compelling need to fight for your principle. Our reality is despair. Bring some hope to those of us who are unable to get health insurance coverage.
    You are lucky you and your loved ones will never be in this position, health insurance coverage wise.
    But you are also unlucky because your priveleged position deprives you to feel for us in a real sense.
    It is important to say no to a growing deficit, it is important to be vigilant about our national spending but at the end of the day, what makes a Senator's job worthwhile? Balancing the sheets or helping people help themselves? There is no perfect health care bill. This is a good starting point . As flaws arise, let's fix it...please, Senator, let's give health care reform a go now.

    December 15, 2009 at 7:38 pm |
  2. Conserve' for USA

    The dems are acting more intelligent everyday. Maybe they finally realized the majority of the country does not want this bill the way it is written. Maybe they realize the majority doesn't want them running this program. Maybe we can have health care reform without them running it.
    This bill was originally for those who don't have health care. Why are 24 million still going to be without?

    December 15, 2009 at 7:23 pm |
  3. Lesley Anne

    What's with the Dem leadership? How can one person, Lieberman, hold up what most Dems have voted for. Work on him for goodness sake! He was in favor of the Medicare buy-in before. Now he's acting like a petulant spoiled child, saying the liberals made him vote against reform, and they are letting him get away with it. Send him to bed with no dinner, or into the corner with a dunce cap until he realizes the error of his ways. I've had enough of this pandering to the whims of a few of our congressional representatives!

    December 15, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  4. Carol B.

    Lieberman is a double agent. He will do whatever he can to secure some kind of appointment from either administration when the next election takes place.Friends in Connecticut say he is "Done" there. You can play both sides for only so long. So long, jowly Deputy Dog.

    December 15, 2009 at 4:13 pm |
  5. terry horn

    OK, Im lost, Gergan is saying that the public option was never the center peice ? What? Were gonna take 36 billion from medicare to pay for ,God knows what. And now were talking about a buy in? HUH?
    I dont think thats gonna be a real sound investment.
    I love the way this administration , when put in a hard situation, just changes there mind, rewrites history , blames it on the last administration, and moves on. Everyone knows the last administration handed us a bunch of lemons , but we had better start making lemonaid real fast.

    December 15, 2009 at 2:25 pm |
  6. A. Smith, Oregon

    Removing the public option and the medicare option for baby boomers removes a great deal of incentive for any health care improvement.

    Senator Leiberman needs someone like Joe Biden to have a heart to heart discussion with him.

    I can't imagine American Seniors voting to re-elect Senator Leiberman ever again!

    December 15, 2009 at 2:04 pm |
  7. Tim Gibson

    At the end of the day, when it is all said and done, what exactly has congress accomplished in Health Care Reform other than wasting time and money on a solution to a problem they do not understand, or are unwilling to regulate. After all, they all enjoy excellent health care.

    December 15, 2009 at 12:14 pm |