Health Care

Obama Wants Health Bill Now

President Obama has put the Senate Finance Committee on notice: “Obama told Sen. Max Baucus he wants [health care] legislation ready by week's end in the Finance Committee that Baucus chairs,” according to the Associated Press. The deadline underscores Obama’s determination to have health care legislation before Congress’s August recess. The House, meanwhile, is expected to introduce legislation on Tuesday that will prohibit insurance companies from denying coverage to or charging more from individuals with pre-existing conditions.