Who Wrote the Affordable Care Act?

Max Baucus, former U.S. senator from Montana and the former U.S. Senate Finance Committee chairman, has been credited as the lead writer for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, according to a November 2013 Reuters article.

The Senate Finance Committee held meetings from June to September 2009 to develop the health care reform bill, according to the finance committee’s website. Present at those meetings were Democratic senators Max Baucus, Jeff Bingaman and Kent Conrad and Republican senators Mike Enzi, Chuck Grassley and Olympia Snowe, but there is no single author of the bill. It was a collaboration of Senate Democrats and Republicans, members of the House of Representatives, the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and other interested parties, indicates Jonathan Cohn of New Republic.