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'Reconciliation' to Pass Health Bill Won't Work

By Mort Kondracke - July 2, 2009

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Liberal health reform advocates have talked about ramming a reform plan - including a Medicare-like public insurance option - through the Senate with only 51 Democratic votes. But a leading Senate player says it won't work. If an attempt is made to pass health reform under "reconciliation" rules - requiring just a simple majority vote - Senate Budget Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) told me, the...

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