Pelosi made the announcement on a conference call with progressive bloggers on Tuesday, but relayed details to reporters through a spokesman.
“There's a lot of support within the caucus to hold the insurance companies accountable,” spokesman Nadeam Elshami said.
A provision to revoke the exemption was included in the House-passed reform package.
The House could pass several more smaller-scale bills, Elshami said.
The Senate, however, could prove cold to such a plan.
Emerging from a meeting with Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) sounded a cautious note.
“We'll be happy to take a look at it,” he said about the bill. “But the Senate, we've made no decisions on healthcare—how we're going to proceed.”
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