Senator Snowe is walking away from a plan that she says will increase costs for Maine citizens. She is probably right but it is ultimately due to her rejection of a robust public option from the start.
Maine citizens needed a strong government plan to compete with all insurance companies on a nation level that would in turn force prices down within our narrow Maine insurance market. Senator Snowe enabled killing the public option and now walks away and abandons us.
It’s a case of the fox giving up guarding the henhouse because she already ate all the chickens.