Health Care Bill Coming Soon From Senate

Thursday, Oct 7, 2010  |  Updated 12:03 PM PDT
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Max Baucus said he won't wait much longer for a Republican compromise.

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The chief negotiator from the Senate on a health care bill said he won't wait much longer for a Republican compromise -- and that a final draft of the bill will be coming soon from the legislative body.

"I am committed to getting health care reform done -- done soon and done right," Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus said in a statement.

Baucus said on a teleconference Friday he's considering making a formal proposal to the rest of the bipartisan "Gang of Six," a group of negotiators from his committee that has been struggling for the better part of the year to appease both Republicans and Democrats with the bill.

President Obama will address a joint session of Congress Wednesday to boost health care reform.

Read more: The Associated Press

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