The White House and Senate Democratic leaders, seeing little chance of bipartisan support for their health-care overhaul, are considering a strategy shift that would break the legislation into two parts and pass the most expensive provisions solely with Democratic votes.Howie P.S.: The sausage-making is getting ugly.The idea of using reconciliation angers even such moderate Republicans as Ms. Snowe. "At a time when we need to bolster the public's confidence in whatever we do with health care, I don't think the reconciliation process will serve the purpose of providing affordable health security for all Americans," she said.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
"New Rx for Health Plan: Split Bill" (with video)
Jonathan Weisman and Naftali Bendavid (Wall Street Journal), with video (01:55):