Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) on Wednesday stressed the importance of bipartisan cooperation for an all-out effort to reshape the U.S. healthcare system as senior leaders from both parties meet to discuss ideas and proposals for a bill this year.
The goal is to have a bipartisan answer, said Dodd, who has taken the reins of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee while Chairman Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) battles cancer. Dodd spoke to reporters after a closed-door meeting among Democratic members.
Dodd said he met with Sen. Michael Enzi (R-Wyo.), the committees senior Republican, earlier this week and that talks would continue over the next several days. We have Republican options that were discussing, Dodd said.