Single Health Care Bill A Better Approach, Senator Says

August 24, 2009 - 6:06 AM
A key Democrat in the health care debate says separating out the various issues and putting them in different bills isn't likely to work.
Washington (AP) - A key Democrat in the health care debate says separating out the various issues and putting them in different bills isn't likely to work.
 
Some lawmakers have suggested that a separate bill with changes that are supported by Republicans and Democrats would be one route toward progress on the health care overhaul.
 
But a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad of North Dakota, says he doesn't see how lawmakers could get two health care bills through Congress and coordinate them well.
 
Conrad says that the cost of the overhaul must be significantly less than the trillion-dollars that some analysts have forecast.
 
Conrad spoke Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation."