Baucus to Push for Bipartisan Health Bill

'Gang of six' chair will test whether GOP has any interest
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 4, 2009 4:54 PM CDT
In this Aug. 4, 2009 file photo, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont. talks to reporter after lunch with President Obama, outside the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, FILE)
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(Newser) – Democratic Senator Max Baucus said today he will test the waters of bipartisanship in health care reform, the New York Times reports. After a month of angry nationwide debate, the Senate Finance Committee chair plans to present the bipartisan group of six with a formal health proposal as early as tomorrow. Republican members will have to decide whether to debate and rewrite the legislation for presentation on the Senate floor.