According to recent news reports, Barack Obama is pushing for the parliamentary trick I mentioned earlier to get some sort of healthcare legislation passed. Reconciliation means a series of maneuvers would have to happen between the Senate and the House.
One point is this: the House would have to pass the Senate version of the legislation, which is very different from the House version, then trust the Senate to pass legislative "fixes" to adapt the law to fit the House version. Interestingly, the House Democrats do not trust Senate Democrats and Obama to fulfill their part of the bargain, despite assruances from top Democrat Senators.
The lack of trust between the chambers of Congress is telling. If they don't even trust each other, then why in the world should ordinary Americans trust any of them?