Thursday, September 10, 2009

What's in the Baucus Plan?

Ezra Klien offers a great overview of Max Baucas' plan. The Baucus plan is not perfect - but it is the bill most likely to pass, and in our system the best plan is always the plan that can pass.

From Klein: "Let's begin by stating what isn't in Max Baucus's health-care reform framework : a public plan, serious subsidies between 300 percent and 400 percent of poverty, and a real employer mandate for health-care coverage. Those omissions are disappointing, and will be the focus of a lot of wrangling over the next few days.

But much that's in Baucus's plan is encouraging. The proposal has three primary parts: insurance market reforms, affordability measures and mandates. We'll take each in turn... (continue reading)

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