564 Amendments To Go...

The Senate Finance Committee's markup of Chairman Max Baucus's health care bill is underway, with 564 amendments on the table. Members are now making their opening statements, framing the process that generated the bill. The markup will determine, in part, whether health reform gets passed--whether the committee produces something that can pass on the Senate floor. It will take a while: the bill isn't expected to be ready for floor debate until next week. Watch at your peril at C-SPAN.org.