Health Care

Baucus Sets a Date for Reform

Max Baucus has put the GOP on notice: The Senate Finance Committee will begin markup of its health-care bill with or without the GOP, beginning the week of September 21. That’s a victory for President Obama, who is set to address the nation in prime-time on Wednesday night. Baucus will also meet with the bipartisan Group of Six Senate negotiators Wednesday afternoon. “He is making clear in the meeting that it is time for action and time to move forward to get a bill done by the end of the year,” a source tells Politico.