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20 April 2014 04:24 (South Africa)
Politics

Baucus tilts to the left on health care

  • Branko Brkic
  • Politics
max baucus

Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus has set about revising his sweeping health care bill in response to Democratic concerns (and, crucially,  a key Republican) about how to deal with insurance costs, part of his struggle to deliver on Obama's top domestic priority.
The changes - which include possibly halving a penalty for people who don't comply with a new requirement to purchase insurance - came a day ahead of a committee session beginning Tuesday to amend and vote on the bill.  America’s health care reform continues to be a key national debate.

Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus has set about revising his sweeping health care bill in response to Democratic concerns (and, crucially,  a key Republican) about how to deal with insurance costs, part of his struggle to deliver on Obama's top domestic priority.
The changes - which include possibly halving a penalty for people who don't comply with a new requirement to purchase insurance - came a day ahead of a committee session beginning Tuesday to amend and vote on the bill.  America’s health care reform continues to be a key national debate.

  • Branko Brkic
  • Politics


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