Sam Stein Breaks Down The Numbers On Growing Support For Public Option, Reconciliation (VIDEO)

Huffington Post's Sam Stein appeared on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" Thursday to talk about the growing support for a public option and the use of reconciliation to pass health care reform.

Reconciliation would allow Democrats to avoid a Republican filibuster by putting health care reform to a simple majority vote, meaning that the bill would need the support of 51 Senators to pass. As it stands now, Stein says that there are 40 or so Senators who are "definite" supporters of the bill and would vote for it in reconciliation.