Baucus Bill: Help Is On the Way

Health economists and academics writing in the New York Times weigh in on how to improve the health care overhaul plan introduced this week by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus. Suggestions range from adding more stringent regulatory reforms to making affordable health insurance coverage more accessible.

Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon, offers his own amendment to the Senate bill which would allow everyone to choose their health insurance plan. He lays out the details in an op-ed in the Times.

And in an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, Gov. Deval Patrick makes the case for Massachusetts-style health care reform.

This program aired on September 17, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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Rachel Zimmerman previously reported on health and the intersection of health and business for WBUR. She is working on a memoir about rebuilding her family after her husband’s suicide. 



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