Senate presents health reform proposal

    The Finance Committee’s long-awaited bill attempts to compromise, but no consensus yet.

    Democratic Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus pledged to work with Republicans to come up with a health care reform proposal. The result was released yesterday, without Republican backing. It includes many of the President’s goals:

    • no denials of coverage for pre-existing conditions
    • mandated health insurance for citizens
    • tax on larger employers if they don’t provide health insurance

    Notably different is the lack of a public health insurance option. Instead, the bill would encourage co-op style insurance groups.

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