UPDATE: Here is the Baucus document With roughly 36 hours until the President addresses a joint session of Congress to outline his health care proposal, Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT) has circulated an outline of a compromise bill to the “Group of Six” that could eventually come before the entire committee for a… Read more »
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Over the past 24 hours, a series of events has moved the question of how to pay for health care reform to the forefront of the debate. The following timeline shows how this issue has become the biggest roadblock to comprehensive health care reform: • On June 15, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) sent a letter… Read more »
After holding a private session with all members of the Senate Finance Committee yesterday, Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) said that any bill passing the Senate will have a public option and despite hesitation from committee members he is dedicated to passing legislation before the August recess.
Earlier this week, representatives of several organizations and associations with a stake in health care reform were called to the White House to provide their perspectives on reforming the health care system and reducing costs. “[W]e have joined together in an unprecedented effort, as private sector stakeholders—physicians, hospitals, other health care workers, payors, suppliers, manufacturers,… Read more »