According to Stop The Abortion Mandate
The reconciliation process is being used to bypass the need to get a two-thirds majority in the Senate to pass the bill - following the upset Senate election in Massachusetts which broke the 60-vote stronghold. Under this process, the House would be asked to pass the abortion-laden Senate health care bill (that does NOT include the widely supported Stupak language that bars government funding of abortion.)Then, both the House and Senate would vote for a companion reconciliation measure that would make changes in the first bill to gain the support of more Representatives and the White House.Only 51 votes would be needed to pass the additional reconciliation measure in the Senate.Obama has indicated his desire to sign the abortion-laden health care bill by Easter -- just a few weeks from now. The House of Representatives will vote on the bill first. If it passes there, it would then be signed by President Obama. Finally, it would go to reconciliation for changes to be made -- and where only 51 votes would be needed to pass it in the Senate.