Baucus changes health bill to address Dem. Concerns
September 22, 2009
ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON
The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee was revising his sweeping health care bill Monday to address serious concerns from fellow Democrats and a key Republican about insurance costs, part of his ongoing struggle to deliver on President Barack Obama's top domestic priority. The changes which include possibly halving a penalty for people who don't comply with a new requirement to purchase insurance came a day ahead of a committee session beginning today to amend and vote on the bill, which Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., hopes his panel will app...