Baucus talks to Legislature hostile to health care
HELENA — U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, a key figure in developing the federal health care law, is selling the program back home to a Republican-led Legislature openly hostile to what they derisively call "Obamacare."
Baucus, speaking Friday afternoon to a joint session of Montana lawmakers, said he understands there are strong feelings but argued both sides should work to make it better in certain areas. Most Republicans in the room sat stoically through his speech.
Made the Democrats' sales pitch
Baucus reinforced the high points of the Democratic sales pitch for the law.