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10 December 2016 12:47 (South Africa)
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Baucus tilts to the left on health care

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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

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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
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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