Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) warned he sees “a huge train wreck coming down” with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, known to its critics as Obamacare.
The candid comments came during a Wednesday hearing with Obama’s Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
“I’m very concerned that not enough is being done so far–very concerned,” said Baucus. “Small businesses have no idea what to do, what to expect.”
Baucus appeared frustrated with Sebelius’s unresponsiveness in supplying the senator with information designed to educate and assist citizens with understanding the massively complex healthcare overhaul.
“You need data,” Baucus said to Sebelius. “Do you have any data? You’ve never given me data. You only give me concepts, frankly.”
Baucus’s comments echo those made last week by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), one of Obamacare’s chief architects, who called Obamacare “probably the most complex piece of legislation ever passed by the United States Congress.”