The bill currently being negotiating by Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell in the Senate is roughly the only viable alternative to reaching the debt limit. But the next bounce of the ball development will apparently be another try by the House Republicans to express just how much they dislike Obamacare.
House Republicans told Washington reporters this a.m. that they will put up a different bill, one that would extend the debt limit and reopen the government but also include a change to the funding mechanism of the health care bill (by repealing the medical device tax) and a symbolic change that would prevent members of Congress (but no longer their staffs, which is a much bigger group) from getting a government subsidy when they buy their health care on the exchanges set up under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (to call it by its full name for a change).
Presumably this will get a majority of Repub votes, but perhaps not enough to pass. Either way, it will likely go no further. Perhaps it will help House Republicans (who sang “Amazing Grace” together at a caucus before working out this plan) feel that they did every anti-Obamacare thing they could before finally facing the Senate bill that is perhaps the last chance before the debt limit is reached.