Baucus: 75-80% chance of health reform bill

The Hill‘s Jeffrey Young reports that Montana democrat and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus declared over breakfast that there was a 75 percent to 80 percent chance he would win support from both parties to pass a health reform bill in his committee next month.

Baucus feels that politicians on both sides are committed to finding a reform solution, Young reported, and that, while he said there was no draft bill yet and that everything was on the table, specific progress was being made toward a bill acceptable to all parties involved. Baucus said that while universal coverage might not be possible, the committee would work to cover as many folks as possible, perhaps 94 percent to 96 percent of the population.

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