6.26.2009

A Long, Complicated Game

I still have a lot to learn about legislative process. Luckily, I have Ezra Klein, who reminds us that healthcare reform legislations's journey is far from over. There are many twists and turns to come. It's kind of like Week 7 in the NFL.
Health reform, remember, is a long game. The Senate Finance Committee will not write the health reform bill. They will just write their version of it. Then it will merge with the HELP Committee's version. Then it will be amended on the floor of the Senate. Then it will be merged with the House's health reform bill in a process called "conference committee." Then that bill will return for a final vote.
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