The healthcare debate keeps going round and round. And it’s still weeks before Congress gets back from summer recess when something can actually happen — if lawmakers are so inclined. USA/

The New York Times has a front-page story that says Democrats now believe chances of winning Republicans over on healthcare slim so they’re going to use their majority numbers and go it alone.

George Stephanopoulos, a former Clinton administration official, had a juicy tidbit on ABC’s Good Morning America — he says White House officials have talked privately on whether to use Hillary and Bill Clinton — the current secretary of state and the former president — more on healthcare, but no final decisions have been made.

Wondering what kind of signal THAT would send? Healthcare reform fizzled in the Clinton years, how bad would things have to be going for President Barack Obama to put people who failed on healthcare years ago on the sales platform for his plan?

Obama to participate in a healthcare conference call with the National Council of Churches USA at 5:30 p.m. A Webcast will be available at