Draft plan of Health Care Overhaul released - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Draft plan of Health Care Overhaul released

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus has released his long- awaited health overhaul bill, moving forward with a landmark, $856 billion bill even though no Republicans are on board.

The measure would make major changes to the nation's $2.5 trillion health care system including requiring all individuals to purchase health care or pay a fine. It also would bar insurance company practices like charging more to people with grave health problems.

A press release from Baucus says the bill would cost roughly $856 billion over the next 10 years.
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