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March 25, 2010

Reconciliation Passes Senate 56-43

However, Republicans got a few small parliamentary objections in, and so the bill is not identical to the form passed by the House. The House will have to re-vote-- though I don't think that's such a big political hit for them. They already took 99% of the damage they're going to take.


Regressives are already agitating to take that opportunity to add the public option back into the plan.

But Democratic Senators aren't very enthusiastic about that... yet.

Democratic senators have expressed little enthusiasm for adding a public option to the health care reform fix-it bill that is expected to pass the Senate on Thursday before a final vote in the House.

"Not in this bill, because we can't make any substantive changes, but down the road we will be debating that," Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) told the Huffington Post.



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