I have been saying that all along, for once Howard and conservatives agree. Howard Dean: Scrap the Senate Health Bill - Political Hotsheet - CBS News (CBS)The Senate health care bill in its current form should be scrapped, former Democratic leader Howard Dean said in a radio interview. "This is essentially the collapse of health care reform in the United States Senate," Dean told Vermont Public Radio. "Honestly the best thing to do right now is kill the Senate bill, go back to the House, start the reconciliation process, where you only need 51 votes and it would be a much simpler bill." Dean's remarks are set to air today at 5:50 p.m., Greg Sargent confirms, just hours after President Obama said that the Senate is "on the precipice" of passing its health care bill. The president said there is "too much at stake" to let the reform effort fail.