With the White House stepping in to take control of the health care debate out of the hands of bipartisan health care negotiators, Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, seemingly realizes it’s time to put up or shut up.
In a Friday afternoon conference call, Baucus told the so-called Gang of Six that he’d be releasing a plan very soon, according to Politico–perhaps as early as tomorrow.
The White House is reportedly working on a bill of its own, amid negotiations with the gang of six’s most moderate Republican, Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME). And though the administration’s plans to introduce it aren’t final, Baucus seems to have gotten the message and could unveil his committee’s bill sooner than expected. If that happens, it’ll be interesting to see if the draft lands with a splash or a thud.