Obama Will OK Use of Reconciliation on Health Bill
Wants GOP help but will do what's needed
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2010 7:32 PM CST
President Barack Obama.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – President Obama will tell Democrats tomorrow to use reconciliation to get health-care reform passed if Senate Republicans won’t cooperate, White House sources tell ABC News tonight. That option would allow a previously passed bill to be “fixed” with 51 votes (which the Democrats have) and not a filibuster-proof 60 (which they don’t). Both the House and Senate have passed health bills, and reconciliation could unify the measures.