Health On The Hill – September 21, 2009

Jackie Judd, Kaiser Family Foundation; Mary Agnes Carey and Eric Pianin, Kaiser Health News

As the Senate Finance Committee prepares to consider legislation sponsored by chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., panel members have introduced more than 500 amendments to the bill, dealing with the public plan option, a requirement that individuals offer health care insurance and a proposed commission to recommend changes to Medicare spending, among other provisions.  Meanwhile, President Obama and administration officials continue to discuss health care at public appearances that are aimed at telling voters more about Obama’s ideas on health reform and keeping the pressure on lawmakers to enact a bill this year.


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