Do Health Care Reform Supporters Have New Reason to Hope?

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It’s nearly impossible to say, of course, but it looks like there is some momentum building. Ben Nelson, who apparently planned to filibuster the conference report, is asking Republicans to help him stop reconciliation. Nancy Pelosi says her members will pole-vault their way to a final bill. President Obama, in Tampa today to talk about high speed rail, said of health care reform, “I’m gonna chew on this bone for a while,” going off his speech script to reiterate his commitment to passing legislation. And this afternoon Harry Reid convened a meeting of top Democratic Senators to talk about the way forward.

Tipping point? No. But is there definite life there? Yes.