Even With The Public Option Gone, Passing Health Care Reform Won’t Be Easy | Talking Points Memo

The public option is dead. Its successors are dead. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) as much yesterday afternoon. And yet still, there’s lingering uncertainty about whether a). the votes are there to pass a health care bill, or, relatedly, b). the bill can pass by Christmas. Here’s what would have to happen in the next 9 days to get that done.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://talkingpointsmemo.com/?p=133265