Senator Baucus warns of "huge train wreck" while enacting Obamacare
As we move forward with the implementation of Obama many people including top Democrat Senator Max Baucus have expresses their concern about enacting the new laws. With lawsuits still pending and laws still going into place this move comes as a surprise to many.
Sen. Baucus on Obamacare
Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) said Wednesday he fears a “train wreck” as the Obama administration implements its signature healthcare law.
Baucus, the chairman of the chamber’s powerful Finance Committee and a key architect of the healthcare reform law, said he fears people do not understand how the law will work.
“I just see a huge train wreck coming down,” he told Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at a Wednesday hearing. “You and I have discussed this many times, and I don’t see any results yet.”
Baucus pressed Sebelius for details about how the Health Department will explain the law and raise awareness of its provisions, which are supposed to take effect in just a matter of months.
“I’m very concerned that not enough is being done so far — very concerned,” Baucus said.
Is this a ploy from Senator Baucus or genuine concern?
The Senator has been pressing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius almost daily for hard information regarding the implementation of the new laws. He claims he wants hard data and hard facts to back up more and more of the claims being made by Sebelius and others in the administration in regards to the new Obamacare laws being enacted almost daily.
Senator Baucus is facing a tough re-election campaign next year and many expect Republicans to attack him on the Obamacare laws since he was one of the primary authors of the bill. Whether or not this is simply a political ploy by Senator Baucus or one of genuine concern we may never know. Though that won’t stop people from both sides of the aisle from questioning the motives of Senator Baucus at this time.