Reid Says Reconciliation Likely on Health Reform

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Democrats “will finish their health reform efforts within the next two months by using a majority-vote maneuver in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said,” The Hill reports.

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.

"We’ll do a relatively small bill to take care of what we’ve already done," Reid said, affirming that Democrats would use the reconciliation process. "We’re going to have that done in the next 60 days."

Reid said that the “final Democratic bill is likely to be unveiled Monday night.”

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