[Washington, D.C., October 13. Image via Getty]

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 13: Senate Finance Committee member Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) (C) listens to debate before announcing her support for key health care reform legislation during a committee hearing on Capitol Hill October 13, 2009 in Washington, DC. Snowe, likely to be the only Republican on the committee to vote for the legislation, expressed reservations for the groundbreaking bill but said that her vote was to help move the process forward. 'But when history calls, history calls and I happen to think that the consequences of inaction dictate the urgency of Congress to demonstrate its capacity to solve the monumental issues of our time,' she said. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)