• Senate Finance Committee Bill: Highlighting Provisions for Post-Acute Care Providers
  • October 1, 2009 | Authors: Jason S. Greis; J. Brian Jackson; R. Brent Rawlings
  • Law Firms: McGuireWoods LLP - Chicago Office ; McGuireWoods LLP - Charlottesville Office ; McGuireWoods LLP - Richmond Office
  • On Wednesday, September 17, 2009, Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) released the long-awaited Chairman's Mark of the Senate Finance Committee's proposed health care bill (the "Bill"). The Bill was released without support from Republican members of the "Gang of Six" (Senators Chuck Grassley, Mike Enzi and Olympia Snowe) who have been negotiating the provisions of the Bill, together with Democratic Senators Max Baucus, Kent Conrad and Jeff Bingaman. Senator Baucus, however, remains optimistic that the Bill will receive Republican support. Senator Olympia Snowe has stated that the Bill is moving in the right direction, but that "a number of issues still need to be addressed." Some Democrats have also raised concerns about the Bill, including Democrats who disapprove of the Bill's inclusion of a co-op program rather than a public option plan, and fiscally conservative "Blue Dog" Democrats who remain concerned about the Bill's CBO-scored $774 billion price tag.