step 1 of 3!

and now that it's been passed in the House, it goes to committee for more changes, and then on to the Senate, if whatever it has become by then passes there too, then on to the white house for signature, that's when it becomes law

not sure what this means to the Baucus bill that has also gotten through step1 in the Senate, maybe they'll just put both bills in a blender and see what happens