This is the third of a five-part series explaining, in remarkable detail, how Obama and the Democrats came to pass health care reform. (Click here to read parts one and two.) Be sure to come back tomorrow for the fourth installment, which reveals how Obama saved the House bill and what Olympia Snowe really wanted until the very end. House Money It was Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, who had tried to get tough with the manufacturers of biological drugs.
Via Politico: Liberal and conservative Demorats on the House Energy and Commerce panel struck a late-night deal Friday that will allow the to move a sweeping health care bill out of the committee... The Blue Dog Democrats, the linchpin in the House health care debate, have agreed to find billions in additional cuts that will allow their liberal colleagues to restore $50 billion to $65 billion in subsidies set aside to help middle-income families purchase health care.