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Joe: 'I'm Ready to Vote for Reform'

Sen. Joe Lieberman said Tuesday afternoon that he’s prepared to vote for health-care reform. “I am getting to that position to where I can say what I wanted to say all along, that I'm ready to vote for health-care reform,” Lieberman told reporters. The senator’s opposition to extending Medicare coverage appeared to be the final obstacle for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, and his quest to sign on 60 senators to bring health-care reform to a vote. Democrats have now pulled away from a plan that would offer a Medicare-buy-in.