Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 4:16 AM
When Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus unveiled his healthcare reform bill earlier this month the hope was that it would attract the kind of bipartisan support the President says he wants. It did bring Republicans and Democrats together -- in opposing it. Baucus's colleagues on both sides of the isle have offered 500 amendments to fix the bill. One of the criticisms, particularly from liberals, is that the subsidies in the bill for low and moderate income americans are unacceptably low and that the coverage they could afford to buy would be anemic. To understand that criticism better, ideastream®'s Eric Wellman spoke with professor Joseph White, chairman of the political science department at Case Western Reserve University and an expert in healthcare policy.