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Healthcare reform architect Baucus won’t seek re-election
Modern Healthcare

The lead author of the 2010 healthcare overhaul confirmed Tuesday that he will not seek re-election when his term expires next year. In his role as chairman of the Finance Committee, Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) shepherded the legislation that became the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act over united Republican opposition. Since then, he has conducted oversight of the implementation of the complex law. Last week, Baucus told HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius he feared the administration is headed for a “huge train wreck” with the launch of the health insurance exchanges this year given the lack of information available to the public and policymakers.