LIM­ITED CHOICES

Demo­cratic leaders in Wash­ing­ton are left with a range of op­tions for re­vamp­ing health­care af­ter the loss of a su­per­ma­jor­ity in the Se­nate, none of which may ap­peal to them

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■ Ap­prove a se­ries of tar­geted bills

that re­flect pop­u­lar op­tions ■ Do noth­ing on health­care and move on to other is­sues like job cre­ation ■ Pare down key pro­vi­sions and ap­prove them in a bill or bills through rec­on­cil­i­a­tion, a bud­getary pro­ce­dure that would limit the avail­able re­form pro­vi­sions ■ The House could vote on the Se­nate bill un­changed, a move that seems likely to fail, ac­cord­ing to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) ■ The House could vote on the Se­nate bill with the un­der­stand­ing it will be ef­fec­tively amended later through “cor­rec­tive” bills

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