National Consumers League

'Deeming' health reform into reality


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President Obama postponed his trip to Asia.  Speaker Pelosi and her staff are working overtime, trying to gather support for the bill passed by the Senate in December.   We’re still a bit optimistic that we will see health reform make it off the Hill for the first time in more than a generation. Beyond reconciliation, the Democratic leadership believes that the “deem and pass” plan might be the best option.   The House would vote on a more popular package of fixes to the Senate bill; under the House rule for that vote, passage would signify that lawmakers "deem" the health-care bill to be passed. You still have time to make your voice heard and to help move this legislation into law and improve the lives of every American.