Dear Editor: The Health Care Reform Bill is back. That is that Obama is trying to get it passed again. He said at the State of the Union that he would like to work with the Republican and Democrats. Well, that is what he said. He is having a meeting with Republican and Democrats this Thursday to talk about what will be in the bill, but Obama will be putting out what he will have in the on bill Monday, Feb. 22. That looks like he has made up his mind about what will be in the bill. That does not look like there is much room for compromise. It looks like he is trying to pass the bill again.
The Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, U.S. Senate Majority Leader said that they would use a measure called reconciliation. That is they will pass the bill with a simple majority that is just 51 votes in the Senate and 51 percent of the vote in the House. That measure is most of the time just used to pass bills about the budget. That does not sound like he is going to do much compromising; it sounds like we could be back where we were just about a year ago. The House is up for reelection in 2010 and some U.S. senators will be too, so if they do not listen they will have to in 2010 when they can be voted out of office.
John A. Sutherland