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Baucus tilts to the left on health care

By Branko Brkic 22 September 2009

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.

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