Health Care Reform Update: Debate on the Reconciliation Bill

At approximately 11:50 am on March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the health care reform bill, H.R. 3590 into law.  Now the public anxiously awaits the Senate to debate and vote on the ”Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010” (H.R. 4872).   H.R. 4872 makes some modifications to H.R. 3590, but also includes reforms to student lending and education programs.  Several Senator’s are expected to offer a number of amendments to H.R. 4872, however the Senate is only allowed up to 20 hours to debate the bill.   Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to start debate on the bill today, with a potential vote on the bill occurring Friday or Saturday (March 26 or 27).  To watch the debate beginning today, March 23 at 2:15 stay tuned to C-Span.   
Watch the Debate
The Hill Article on H.R. 4872