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Baucus Pushes Public Option Amendments to Next Week

Jul 31, 2020
Citing time restraints, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) just announced that the controversial public option amendments being offeredby Sens. John Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) will be pushed to next Tuesday, when lawmakers return to Washington after a long weekend.
The health reform bill moving through the finance panel this week would create private health care cooperatives, but it excludes a public planto compete with private companies, a high priority for many Democrats.
Baucus said he still needs to work out the order, and some substantial issues, surrounding those amendments.
“We don’t have time today to bring that up,” Baucus said.
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