Senator Max Baucus (D-MT)
As 14,000 Americans lose health coverage each day and health care premiums continue to grow more than three times faster than wages, President Obama has included health reform in his first federal budget. But Congress will have a major role in shaping the reform proposal and ensuring its success.
The Center for American Progress Action Fund hosted Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), who outlined his priorities for health care reform. Following Chairman Baucus, political commentators Paul Begala and Norm Ornstein shared their perspectives on the prospects for realizing this major policy goal.