This evening, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on whether or not to bring its health care reform bill to the full Senate floor for debate. For this they need 60 votes -- including the support of some stubborn conservative Dems.
Can Harry Reid twist enough arms to move this thing forward? I'm nervous about it, but I hope so.
While the bill is far from perfect, it is better than the status quo. And that may be the best we can hope for right now.
Of course, tonight's vote, if it passes, is just the beginning, opening the door for weeks of fighting about it on the Senate floor -- and amending it perhaps beyond recognition.
So stay tuned and stay healthy.