Durbin on stalled health insurance reform

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois told Evanston Chamber of Commerce members this morning that the health insurance reform legislation in Washington is stalled because of a dispute between the House and Senate over how to pay for the plan.

Durbin says he hopes the impass can be resolved later this year — possibly through the use of a budget reconciliation process, which would create the possibility of passing the legislation by a simple majority vote in the Senate, instead of the 60 votes needed now to cut off debate.

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