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Sen. Baucus debuts the Senate’s 10-year health care with $856B cost
By Erica Werner, The Associated Press

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus has released his long-awaited health overhaul bill, moving forward with a landmark, $856 billion bill even though no Republicans are on board. The measure would make major changes to the nation’s $2.5 trillion health care system including requiring all individuals to purchase health care or pay a fine. It also would bar insurance company practices like charging more to people with grave health problems.