Howard Dean was just on MSNBC and he seemed to take Nancy Pelosi’s statement at face value that this current legislation is over. And Dems should focus on passing some small helpful stuff and come back and do comprehensive reform later.
“You can’t pass the Senate bill in the House according to the speaker and we have to respect her desires. So pass something through reconciliation. It doesn’t have to be big and complicated. And it shouldn’t be. We’re not going to get the comprehensive health care bill we hoped we were gonna get.”
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