The Senate passed the healthcare reform bill this morning. So does this mean we have come to the end of our long winter of discontent? I'm talking discontented tea-partiers, discontented MoveOn-ers, discontented cardiologists
Not hardly. Winter just started and so did the next phase of healthcare wrangling. Now begins the arduous process of combining the Senate and House versions. Issues which have led to sharp divisions not just between Democrat and Republican but between Democrat and Democrat abortion funding, the public option will continue to figure into the debate. Expect more rancor.
But the president sounds confident that he can make this marriage work. After the jump, check out his recent interview with Jim Lehrer on PBS.