As Democrats have struggled to achieve bipartisan support on a health care reform bill, their one hope may come from Senator Olympia Snowe, Republican from Maine.
Snowe declined to tell CNBC which way she will vote, but she did say she would have liked the bill to include more subsidies for low income people.
She also said that she is satisfied with the proposal's level of cost control, and that she sees Obama as more of a moderate than liberal.
"He's been very realistic in his views on health care, understanding the implications," Snowe told CNBC. "He obviously put [the public option] forward because that's been his position, but I think he's always indicated a willingness to be flexible on this."
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