Reid: We’ll Pass Health Care Reform…Sometime…This Year


Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) assured reporters today that health care reform will pass…sometime…this year.

At a press event this afternoon, I asked Reid whether, procedurally or politically, he could move ahead with “Plan B,” and pass a 51-vote bill to make amendments to Senate health care legislation, allowing the House to seal the deal on comprehensive reform.

“This is not a one-year Congress, this is a two-year Congress and we have had a number of extensive meetings of trying to come up with a path forward,” Reid said. “We are going to move forward on health care. We’re going to do health care reform this year. The question at this stage is procedurally how do we need to get where we need to go.”

Not really an answer. Asked whether Reid had given her any signs that Senate could act on the plan, Pelosi dodged as well. “We’re in discussions,” she said.

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