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Baucus’ Reform Bill Likely To Face Challenges Next Week
By Janice Simmons

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) released on Wednesday the panel’s healthcare reform bill, called America’s Healthy Future Act, that was hammered out with an eye toward bipartisan support. But if its release is any indication, this Chairman’s Mark will be facing an uphill battle when hearings begin next week. Already, two of the three GOP senators who had worked with Baucus on the bill–part of his bipartisan “gang of six” senators–in recent weeks are choosing not to support it.