Lieberman only opposed the Medicare buy-in after he heard Congressman Weiner praising it.
And he said he was particularly troubled by the overly enthusiastic reaction to the proposal by some liberals, including Representative Anthony Weiner, Democrat of New York, who champions a fully government-run health care system.
“Congressman Weiner made a comment that Medicare-buy in is better than a public option, it’s the beginning of a road to single-payer,” Mr. Lieberman said. “Jacob Hacker, who’s a Yale professor who is actually the man who created the public option, said, ‘This is a dream. This is better than a public option. This is a giant step.’”
One of Benen’s commenters suggested that we vocally oppose a separate reconciliation bill that includes the public option and Medicare buy-in. BOOO! NO! We hateses reconciliation!