Health Reform: The Road Ahead

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There’s more and more talk that the House and Senate will bypass a formal conference committee entirely, and instead, work out the differences between their two versions of the health bill in the leaders’ offices, a process that would involve only a handful of key committee chairmen. That closed-door shortcut of the normal process has the benefit of efficiency, but also is guaranteed to outrage both House liberals (who fear it would mean steamrolling the more conservative Senate bill) and Republicans (who would be shut out entirely).

And what are those differences? House staffers compile them in a handy document here.