Pelosi: House Bill Will Include Public Health Insurance Option
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters at a Thursday briefing that she was glad to see the Senate making progress on its version of health care reform but she emphasized that the House plan would look markedly different - by including a public option.
By including a public health insurance option in the House version, Pelosi will set up a confrontation between the House and the Senate when they meet in conference committee to hash out the differences between the two bills.
Welcome news for me ! I have just been watching and hoping all the relevant committees clear the bills, the House and Senate each votes, then we get a good bill out of conference.
Are conference committee reports subject to filibuster, does anybody know? Or is that straight majority? Actually, I have been thinking a possible 'reconciliation' process only applies to a Senate bill vote, but perhaps it is the conference report that also potentially will use the reconciliation process?