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Health Care Reform / Senate / Compromise Bill / Lieberman #954930

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) President Obama's White House meeting with Democrats about a health care reform bill introduced.

(White House: Chip Reid) The questions about getting the votes to pass the Senate health care bill next week examined; details given about what will not be in the bill due to the opposition of Senator Joseph Lieberman & about the cost issue. [OBAMA - says we are on the precipice of an achievement that will touch Americans' lives.] [Senators LIEBERMAN, Richard DURBIN, Mitch McCONNELL, Lamar ALEXANDER - offer views on the bill.] What happens if the Senate passes its bill outlined.

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Washington: Nancy Cordes) The reaction among Senators to Lieberman's about-face on the health care bill featured; details given about his past championing of the Medicare buy-in deal & the role of the insurance industry. [Senators Debbie STABENOW†, Sherrod BROWN, "The Hartford Courant" Jim SHEA†- comment on Lieberman's stance on the bill.] The opposition of Senators Mary Landrieu, Blanche Lincoln & Ben Nelson to the overall Senate bill outlined. [LIEBERMAN - says he has to do what's right.] How Lieberman explains his position on the Medicare buy-in & the issue of some Democrats' support of the public option discussed.

Couric, Katie;
Reid, Chip;
Cordes, Nancy

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