Baucus will tinker with health bill to mollify critics
Wall Street Journal, September 18, 2009
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus said he expects to make adjustments to his healthcare plan, in a bid to solidify support for the bill after some Democrats said it would impose big costs on middle-income families. Baucus' maneuvering came a day after he unveiled his long-awaited bill, designed to expand insurance coverage to tens of millions of Americans not now covered. The bill includes a requirement that most Americans carry health insurance or pay a fine, and creates a new tax on high-dollar health plans.