The beginning of a convergence of healthcare bills formed out of decades of healthcare debates will now go through the legislative process of being shaped into one bill and thus LAW! You thought the Summer was tough with continues partisan bickering by republicans who won’t read any bills much less participate in committees now will have to be hammered out and shaped into one bill to be voted on.
This part of the process gets messy because democrats at some point have to coalesce around one bill with the public option or without it. Whatever is the final bill democrats have to become united in order to pull the few moderate republicans over the finish line and a new Healthcare Reform Law.
U.S. President Barack Obama holds a rally on health insurance reform at the Comcast Center at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, September 17, 2009.REUTERS/Larry Downing
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, seen here on September 16, said Thursday that lawmakers there would include a government-run plan in sweeping legislation to overhaul health care.(AFP/File/Jewel Samad)