Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) said Wednesday he fears a "train wreck" as the Obama administration implements its signature healthcare law.
"I just see a huge train wreck coming down," he told Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at a Wednesday hearing. "You and I have discussed this many times, and I don't see any results yet."
Baucus pressed Sebelius for details about how the Health Department will explain the law and raise awareness of its provisions, which are supposed to take effect in just a matter of months.
He hears that train a' comin, all right. Or is it more of a Neil Diamond/Barbra Streisand lyric?
Citing anecdotal evidence from small businesses in his home state, Baucus asked Sebelius for specifics about how it is measuring public understanding of the law. "You need data. Do you have any data? You've never given me data. You only give me concepts, frankly," he said.You don't bring me flowers, or concepts. Or whatever. And remember, Baucus is up for reelection in 2014. And that means: