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  •  It's my understanding that you still need 60 (1+ / 0-)
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    votes for a great part of the bill.  Only certain things, like the P.O., can be put in reconciliation.  

    •  Can do controversial parts with reconciliation (2+ / 0-)
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      slinkerwink, elwior

      Deal with the rest later.

      -5.63, -8.10. Learn about Duverger's Law.

      by neroden on Thu Dec 17, 2009 at 10:28:39 AM PST

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    •  I would dearly love roll call votes item by item (0+ / 0-)

      Prohibiting rescissions
      Ending the exclusions for pre-existing conditions
      Ending annual and lifetime caps
      Expanding wellness program coverage
      Ending the anti-trust exemption

      Then, we would have the fingerprints of those who would strangle healthcare reform.

      And it is the provisions like these (that are the most popular) that would need 60 votes for cloture on a 51-vote decision to waive the Byrd amendment.

      50 states, 210 media market, 435 Congressional Districts, 3080 counties, 192,480 precincts

      by TarheelDem on Thu Dec 17, 2009 at 11:32:18 AM PST

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