WASHINGTON (CNN) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday House Democrats need further negotiations before bringing a final version of a health care bill to debate before the full chamber.
At her weekly news conference, the California Democrat said she expects a final version soon that would have the support of the full Democratic caucus, which holds a majority in the House.
"We're on course to be ready soon" to put out a bill to the full House, she told reporters after meeting with the House Democratic caucus.
Three House committees have passed their versions of a Democratic proposal, and Democratic leaders are now trying to merge the three into one proposal for floor debate.
The discussions are in large part to inform members about the decisions under consideration and the impact on the health care debate, Pelosi said.