New Proposal For Health Care Reform

There's word of a new effort aimed at crafting a bipartisan health care overhaul bill in the Senate.

Democratic sources say Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus is sending around a plan that would impose a fee on insurance companies to help cover costs.

Baucus is part of a six-member bipartisan group working on the issue. The panel is set to meet Tuesday, as Congress returns from its August recess.

The Baucus plan involves health insurance exchanges, with information on different plans and prices. That would help small groups and individuals buy policies at lower rates.

The proposal isn't believed to be the final product. Finance Committee members are being encouraged to suggest certain changes.

It's unclear if the fee would win support of two key Republicans. But Wyoming Republican Mike Enzi says he's reviewing the proposal to make sure it keeps a handle on costs, among other things.

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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Sep 8, 2009 at 01:33 PM
    The title of the story here is congress to raise insurance costs on taxpayers who have coverage. You know who is going to pay for this while we are still paying on those using the emergency room. How many people did the "borg" assimilate already. Are we stupid all of a sudden? Apparently, that is what they think up there. Ace, GMC is part of the collective.....
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Sep 8, 2009 at 10:05 AM
    Who do you think will pay the insurance fee. It will be passed onto its customers (tax payers) The government could not operate a bordelo and make a profit. What reasoning on this earth will make you think they can run a health care plan. Just wait and see what happens to GMC. All GMC employees will become government workers.

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