04/26/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Health Care Reform: To Reconcile Or Not To Reconcile?

To reconcile or not to reconcile -- when it comes to a health overhaul bill, that seems to be the biggest argument of the moment.

At issue is a process called budget reconciliation. By writing Obama's health care plan as a budget bill, Democrats can prevent a Republican filibuster in the Senate and advance the bill with a simple majority instead of the 60-vote supermajority they no longer have.

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