Health care reform is alive and kicking in Congress, despite the withdrawal of President Obama's nominee to lead the charge: one of the Senate's leading voices on the issue today announced a hearing on it slated for next week. Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), who released a comprehensive health reform plan in November, will hold a hearing Wednesday to discuss the major challenges of health care reform and its impact on the budget. Baucus says he'll introduce major health legislation in the first part of this year. Only question is: who will be Obama's chief health officer when he does?
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