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Five Health Leaders Respond to Baucus Bill
By Les Masterson

Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) released the highly anticipated Senate Finance Committee bill on Wednesday, which has reignited the healthcare reform debate. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the plan would cost $856 billion over 10 years. This amount would be paid for mostly through “increased focus on quality, efficiency, prevention, and adjustments in federal health program payments, without adding to the federal deficit,” according to Baucus in a statement.