A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidConservative Senate candidate calls on GOP to end filibuster Ex-Reid aide: McConnell's 'original sin' was casting ObamaCare as 'partisan, socialist takeover' GOP faces growing demographic nightmare in West MORE (D-Nev.) claimed on Wednesday that Democratic leaders have not yet decided to go it alone on healthcare reform legislation, but that "patience is not unlimited" and that Democrats are determined to pass the bill this year "by any legislative means necessary."

Jim Manley, Reid's spokesman, told CNN:
The White House still prefers a bipartisan bill, and neither the White House nor the Democratic leadership has made a decision to pursue reconciliation...We will not make a decision to pursue reconciliation until we have exhausted efforts to produce a bipartisan bill. However, patience is not unlimited and we are determined to get something done this year by any legislative means necessary

Reports surfaced this morning that the White House and Democratic leaders are prepared to force a party line vote in order to pass healthcare reform legislation.

Liberal Democrats applauded the strategy while House Republican leader John BoehnerJohn BoehnerSudan sanctions spur intense lobbying OPINION | GOP's 7-year ObamaCare blood oath ends in failure A simple fix to encourage bipartisanship in the House MORE (Ohio) said "from day one, the White House has taken a go it alone approach on health care."

The ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee and lead healthcare negotiator Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyFranken: Trump Jr., Manafort need to testify under oath Jill Stein looped into widening investigation of Russia and Trump Jr. connections Grassley calls on 'leaker' to release Sessions-Russia conversation MORE (Iowa) stood behind the bipartisan talks in his committee today in light of the reports.