72 Hours — Where Do We Stand?


Now that House Leadership has announced that they’ll post the final version of the health care bill online for 72 Hours, where do we stand?

As far as the 72 Hour effort goes, we’re primarily interested in seeing the final version of the bill online for 72 hours before consideration. If the House allows 72 public, online hours for the bill, and then passes it, then it’s on to the Senate.

If the Senate takes up the same bill and passes it, then great — the bill has already been online for 72 hours. If, however, the Senate makes major changes to the bill the House (hypothetically) passes, then those changes should be online for 72 hours too.

For the very complex version of how this all can work, see this CRS report, or Paul’s post summarizing it.