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Health Reform Through Reconciliation?

Struggling to salvage health reform, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have begun considering a list of changes to the Senate bill in hopes of making it acceptable to liberal House members, according to sources familiar with the situation.

So, leaders are considering making limited changes that can be passed using a budget process called reconciliation, which only requires 51 votes in the Senate.

Politically, Democrats, shell shocked from Tuesday’s election, may be wary of using procedural maneuvers to pass the bill in place before Brown’s election, which cost Democrats their 60-seat majority.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0110/31886.html#ixzz0dSGFWfO4

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January 23, 2010 - Posted by | Federal Government, healthcare | ,

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