Bad Reviews for Healthcare Reform Proposal

Sen. Max Baucus’ latest proposal for reform draws fire from both Republicans and Democrats | Edward Lee Pitts

WASHINGTON—It has not taken long for critics to attack Sen. Max Baucus’ newly released template for healthcare reform.
“Not very happy,” “We have to scale back,” “A real hit on middle-class families,” and “Intolerable” have been just some of the bad reviews given to the eagerly awaited $856 billion package unveiled this week.
But quick attacks were to be expected—so far the bill has received no Republican support. But what is shocking is its reception by Democrats. In fact, every one of the above quotes came from a Democratic senator, signaling that next week’s Finance Committee debate on the bill promises to be a circus.

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