On Tuesday, Sen. Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, released his health care proposal which will be considered by the full committee next week. The plan contains more of the same big government policies that have been proposed by this Congress and Obama Administration for months. It does nothing to increase Americans’ access to affordable health care coverage. In fact, the Baucus plan includes several devastating provisions that hurt the ability of millions of Americans to keep the coverage they currently have (and like).
Moreover, the combination of tax increases, penalties, new government health care programs, increased fees on private health care entities, and destruction of current health care coverage products will force this nation into the grip of a government-run health care system. Here are 11 things you should know about Baucus' proposal: