Healthcare Summit: Reconciliation To Be Used As Only A Budget Matter?

By Mike Anderson Posted in Health Insurance News

President Obama held a Health Care Summit on Thursday, February 25, 2010. The event was televised and was a milestone in today’s political atmosphere. The topic to be discussed was President Obama’s health care bill. The Republican and Democratic sides came together at Blair House and discussed all possibilities to pass health care reform. One word that was uttered a lot was reconciliation. Reconciliation occurs when a majority of senators get together and pass a bill without a sixty vote majority.

Reconciliation The Only Option If President Obama Wants To Pass Healthcare Reform Bill

During the reconciliation process, the Senate can push through their health care reform bill with a minimum of fifty one votes. President Obama stated at the Health Care summit that he is hesitant to use reconciliation to ram the bill through. Many political pundits have discussed the possibility of using reconciliation only as a budget matter.

Will Health Care Reform Ever Be Passed

President Obama has talked about passing comprehensive health care reform since the 2008 presidential election began. The Obama Administration began this arduous process months ago but many Americans are skeptical about whether or not a compromise can be made with Senate republicans to move through the bill to get it passed quickly. The 2010 election season is rearing its ugly head and is scaring many Republicans and Democrats. These politicians care more about keeping their jobs than actually coming up with worthwhile legislation that will benefit the country as a whole.

Reconciliation would finally end this long and drawn out process that most Americans are sick of hearing about. The United States is trillions of dollars in debt and we need to have health care reform to reduce health care spending and reduce insurance costs for consumers. The budget needs to be cut to allow the deficit to be reduced. It might be better to try reconciliation and add amendments later to the health care reform bill to speed up the process. Hopefully, the process will be over and done with by the time the 2010 election occur in November.

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