CNN reports that Democrats are looking to push their healthcare reform bill through congress without support from Republicans or conservative members in their own party. A lack of bipartisan support has prevented the White House from getting the 60 votes it needs to avoid a possible filibuster, but Democrats may be able to succeed using a method called reconciliation, which is a budget measure that only requires 51 votes to pass. This may bring heavy criticism from Republicans, who will probably label the action a power grab. But a lack of movement from a bipartisan committee set up to negotiate health care legislation is making democrats more willing to take the risk. This all comes as a surprise to many, since Obama recently seemed to soften on his demands for a public health option, which was the main point of contention with conservatives. The administration has denied any such change in policy.