Max Baucus worried about health law ‘train wreck’

By Ray Pinard | April 26, 2013

An interesting article from Friends of the U.S. Chamber

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, one of the health reform law’s chief authors, says he’s worried about a “huge train wreck coming down” if the Obama administration doesn’t improve its public outreach about the legislation.

Baucus, a Montana Democrat who is up for reelection in 2014, sharply criticized the administration’s outreach efforts in a budget hearing on Wednesday. He told Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that people and businesses “have no idea what to do, what to expect” from the law.

“If the administration implements it correctly, millions more Americans will gain access to health care next year,” Baucus said. “I am concerned that not every state, including Montana, will have an insurance marketplace established in time.”

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