Five Ways to Improve Max Baucus’s Bill

By Ezra Klein  |  September 16, 2009

There’s a lot more to say about the provisions in Baucus’s bill, and perhaps I’ll continue picking through the legislation tomorrow. But we basically covered the big-ticket items today. Max Baucus’s bill is a very good platform with some very severe failings. The guts of the bill, the things people don’t notice, are more fully fleshed out in this legislation than in the other bills I’ve seen. The exchanges, the risk adjustment, the delivery system reforms, the possibility of national insurance plans — all that is fully realized in this bill. But the legislation has some serious, even crippling, flaws. Here are five ways to improve it…Read More

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