I am no specialist in American politics so I am asking you to tell me why the following intuition is wrong. Rather than trying to convince Olympia Snow, using the budget reconciliation process, or giving up on health care reform altogether, the House will just pass the Senate bill. After all, the Senate already passed a bill so it doesn’t need to vote again. Compared to the alternatives and the status quo, I suspect that the median voter in the House would prefer the Senate bill. Is there some arcane rule that would prevent this from happening? Am I missing something else?