Baucus releases ‘Healthy Future Act’

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As expected, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D‐Mont.) released that committee’s health reform proposal, called America’s Healthy Future Act, today. In a press release Baucus says, “We worked to build a balanced, common‐sense package that ensures quality, affordable coverage and doesn’t add a dime to the deficit.”

CNN breaks down key points of the bill. On NPR’s health blog, Scott Hensley points to what’s included and what isn’t. The New York Times‘ David M. Herszenhorn blogged from Baucus’ press briefing. William Branigin, Lori Montgomery and Shailagh Murray of The Washington Post report that Baucus has not been able to get a public endorsement from any Republicans, despite “more than 100 hours of meetings over several weeks with a bipartisan group of Senate health-care negotiators known as the ‘Gang of Six’.” Derek Thompson of The Atlantic asks “Does anybody actually like the Baucus health care bill?

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