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Uniting Democrats is challenge at health forum

New York Times, February 26, 2010

After more than six hours of debate over healthcare policy, President Obama had not won over any of the Republicans in attendance at his healthcare summit. Now, Democrats most viable path seems to be an effort to attach revisions to the healthcare bill to a budget reconciliation measure, which the Senate could adopt by a simple majority. But doing so would require mustering the support of centrist Democrats in the House and the Senate who have expressed apprehensions about both the healthcare bill and the reconciliation process, the New York Times reports.