Dems mull options for moving health care billSubmitted by meekandmild on Sat, 01/23/2010 - 17:33
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders insist they will push ahead with efforts to overhaul health care despite losing undisputed control of the Senate.
They just haven't decided what it will look like or how they will pass it. In fact, they aren't explaining much.
A senior Democratic aide said Saturday that House and Senate leaders are considering changes to the Senate bill that could make it acceptable to the House. Under one scenario, Democratic senators would make the agreed-upon fixes using a special budget procedure that requires only 51 votes to overcome Republican delaying tactics.
The House would then pass the Senate bill, sending it to Obama for his signature and allowing the health care remake to become law.