Here is the possible timeline for the next steps of the health care bill in the Senate.  This is VERY rough guidance and subject to change:


*The president signs Senate health care bill (must do so in order for the Senate to start reconciliation; Democrats wrote it this way in their budget resolution).

*Senate starts 20 hours of reconciliation debate.


*Debate wraps up.

*Possible beginning of Vote-a-Rama


*More likely beginning of Vote-a-Rama


*Vote-a-Rama continues --- possibly wraps up.


*POSSIBLE wrap-up of Vote-a-Rama w/ final passage vote (51 votes for passage ---- OR could be 50 + Biden vote).

Read more about  Vote-o-Rama and reconciliation in the piece Reconciliation - Your Guide to the Game.