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Democrats will have votes for health bill, Obama aide says

Washington Post, March 1, 2010

White House adviser Nancy-Ann DeParle said she thinks Democrats will secure enough votes on the health reform measure and signaled that the administration could be moving toward trying to pass it along party lines, the Washington Post reports. Increasingly, the White House appears to favor having the House pass a version of the measure that cleared the Senate with 60 votes in December. The Senate would then pass changes to the bill to satisfy some demands of House Democrats. That Senate vote would take place under a parliamentary procedure known as reconciliation, the Post reports.