Timeline on Health Care Remains Up in the Air

The day after President Obama’s State of the Union Address brought plenty of tough talk from Democrats, but no clear roadmap or timeline for passage of health care legislation.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid insisted, “We’re going to do health care reform this year.”

While saying that they still intended to act on health care, Sen. Chuck Schumer said, “[T]he three top issues on our agenda this year are jobs, jobs and jobs.”

Yet following a meeting with the Democratic caucus later in the day, Sen. Max Baucus declared, “I’m not saying it’s going to be done tomorrow. But I’m also saying it’s going to be done before spring, summer. We’re moving expeidiutiously. And expeditiously means quickly, solidly, thoughfully.”