Baucus Releases Health Care Plan Sans Public Option
Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) has released a health care reform bill that he called, "one of the largest pieces of social legislation in American history since the depression." The $856 billion proposal differs from House bills by not including a government run public option. It instead would establish consumer owned co-ops to compete with private insurance.
Baucus, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee and leader of the bi-partisan 'Gang of Six,' was unable to secure a public endorsement of this plan from any of this Republican colleagues.
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