Now that the US Senate has passed its version of ObamaCare, it has to be reconciled with the House version through the "conference" process.
However, Dan Perrin thinks this might not be as easy at it seems. For his interesting analysis, see his post "The Best Christmas Present Ever: Senator DeMint Objects to the Appointment of the Conferees".
This may explain why there's talk from the White House that the health care issue won't be sorted out until February 2010.
A lot can happen in the next few days and weeks. Who know what sorts of back room deal-making, compromising, and favor-trading will take place?
But we know one thing for sure -- it isn't over yet.