The Senate Dems weren’t able to push through the reconciliation bill as passed by the House. So the latter will have to vote again. Reports MarketWatch:
The reconciliation bill that adds “fixes” to the already-passed health-care reform bill must go back to the House of Representatives for another vote, according to reports Thursday. Reports quoting an aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Republicans had successfully challenged two measures in the bill passed earlier this week in the House. As a result, House members will have to pass the bill again after the Senate amends it. The bill offers changes to the health-care bill already signed into law — changes that House Democrats insisted on in exchange for passing the earlier bill.
Not that it matters much. By passing the Senate bill, the House turned ObamaCare into law. Now we are just talking about rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Still, it’s probably worth making the Dems work a little harder.