Max Baucus Thinks Health Care Rollout Can Be Fixed
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus says he thinks the rollout of the nation’s new health care law can get back on track.
The Montana Democrat who helped write the health overhaul made waves earlier in the year by warning the Obama administration a “train wreck” was coming if its implementation plans weren’t improved.
Baucus said in a Monday interview with The Associated Press that it is too soon to discuss delaying provisions of the law, such as the individual mandate.
He says there is still time to sort out the health exchange website’s technical problems.
Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appears before Baucus’ committee on Wednesday to explain what went wrong and how it will be fixed.
Baucus says he wants to avoid a “blame game” at the hearing.