Sen. Joseph Lieberman suggested over the weekend that President Obama should slow down efforts to change the U.S. health care system.
The country may have to put off the more expensive reform efforts until the recession is over, Lieberman, an Independent from Connecticut, said Sunday on CNN.
“There’s no reason we have to do it all now, but we do have to get started,” Lieberman said. “And I think the place to start is health delivery reform and insurance market reforms.” Lieberman also spoke out against trying to “jam through … total health insurance reform” in an interview with the Associated Press.
Lieberman is a member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee.