Update: The White House is said to be elated at this news.
Original post: Good news for Senator Max Baucus. The Congressional Budget Office just came out and said his healthcare plan — which would make insurance mandatory, but which would not involve a public option — would result in a net reduction of the deficit. Seeing as no other plan can credibly say this, this could be a real shot in the arm.
For a refresher here’s our complete guide to the Baucus plan.
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