Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine, the only Republican on the Senate Finance Committee to not sign a letter to President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaYou just can't keep good health policy down Obama Foundation announces new job training program for Chicago students Biden praises Parkland students fighting for gun reform: ‘They’re going to win’ MORE on Monday that opposes a public option healthcare plan, on Tuesday explained why.

"I had a number of issues with the letter, and I also wanted to say that everybody has their own descriptions of what a public-option plan is and whether it's going to include a fall-back or not," Snowe said. "So I just chose not to sign it. I'm open to making sure we get a quality, affordable plan. And I've talked to the White House on a number of issues including that, and I just want to make sure we get this right."

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public-option plan would result in