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Apr 21 2009

Senators Baucus and Kennedy Aim For a Draft of Healthcare Reform Legislation by Early June

In a letter to President Barack Obama dated April 20, 2009, Senators Max Baucus (Senate Finance Committee Chairman) and Edward Kennedy (Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman) informed President Obama that they have set an “aggressive schedule” for healthcare reform. The Senators stated that their committees plan to mark-up legislation in early June, with the intention that the two committees can quickly merge their drafts into a single bill. The Senators did not discuss the legislation in detail, but asserted that “comprehensive healthcare reform legislation will responsibly contain costs, improve quality, enhance disease prevention, and provide coverage to all Americans.” You can view the letter here.