“This is essentially the collapse of health care reform in the United States Senate. And, honestly, the best thing to do right now is kill the Senate bill and go back to the House and start the reconciliation process, where you only need 51 votes and it would be a much simpler bill. The American people don’t care how we get this, as long as we get a decent process. The Republicans in the Senate will moan and groan, but they’re out of touch with where America really is. You have the vast majority of Americans want the choices, they want real choices. They don’t have them in this bill. This is not health care reform and it’s not close to health care reform.” – Former DNC Chairman Howard Dean, speaking to Vermont Public Radio.