Reid: Dems will use 50-vote tactic to finish healthcare in 60 days
"I've had many conversations this week with the president, his chief of staff, and Speaker Pelosi," Reid said during an appearance Friday evening on "Face to Face with Jon Ralston" in Nevada. "And we're really trying to move forward on this."
The majority leader said that while Democrats have a number of options, they would likely use the budget reconciliation process to pass a series of fixes to the first healthcare bill passed by the Senate in November. These changes are needed to secure votes for passage of that original Senate bill in the House.
Answer by pvtjokerus at 8:25 AM on Feb. 21, 2010
These changes are needed to secure votes for passage of that original Senate bill in the House.
I wonder how much more these "changes" will cost the taxpayer? No back room deals my azz.
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:52 AM on Feb. 21, 2010
Then what is the POINT of Repubs meeting with them!!?? This is the way its been ALL along! We want your input.....but we are gonna do whatever we want anyway! And yet the REPUBS are being called the party of no....wth sense does THAT make?
Answer by momof030404 at 8:56 AM on Feb. 21, 2010
Answer by pvtjokerus at 9:01 AM on Feb. 21, 2010
Answer by tnmomofive at 9:19 AM on Feb. 21, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 9:25 AM on Feb. 21, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 9:35 AM on Feb. 21, 2010
Answer by Lindalu2 at 10:05 AM on Feb. 21, 2010
Linda, the problem is they can't afford it. We all know that pricing is outrageous, but what this administration is doing isn't helping that factor. Plus, it will be illegal to not have insurance (i.e. pay for it yourself even if you can't afford it). Every single conservative I know is supportive of actual reform, but what these health care bills are isn't reform. If it was, the insurance industry and big pharma wouldn't have been included in the writing of the bills. But you just keep waiting for your hope of change, just don't complain about it when you get it.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:08 AM on Feb. 21, 2010
Answer by mancosmomma at 10:10 AM on Feb. 21, 2010
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