Health Care

GOP Bails on Baucus Bill

Democratic Senator and Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus held up health-care reform for this: None of the Republicans in the "Gang of Six" are set to support the bill he will unveil on Wednesday, not even Olympia Snowe of Maine, whom Democrats were hoping would jump on board. Even worse, some Democrats may bail on it too. "The way it is now there is no way I can vote for the package," said Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia. Rockefeller is concerned about the lack of a public option, changes to Medicaid, changes to SCHIP, and overall affordability provisions.