Jillian Bandes
The White House is pushing Reid to work with Lieberman on health care, meaning that the Medicare expansion provision Reid cooked up last week is probably in jeapordy. Lieberman said he would filibuster health care with the provision, which he (rightly) considers to be simply another version of the public option.

A planned 5:30 meeting today with the Democratic Caucus is expected to focus on dealing with Lieberman's concerns.

The new provision allows Americans aged 55 to 64 to buy into Medicare -- at a steep price for all other Americans.

Jillian Bandes

Jillian Bandes is the National Political Reporter for Townhall.com

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