Waxman: Health Care Bill Still On Track

Just as a bit of an update, since there have been so many ups and downs, House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) says health care legislation is still on track to pass his panel, probably before day’s end.

Waxman says he’s managed to mollify progressives on his panel by restoring some subsidies to uninsured, middle-class Americans who, under the terms of the bill, will have to buy health care on the individual market. At a glance, this mini-bargain doesn’t seem as if it will placate the 57 progressive signatories to this letter, who say they won’t vote for the final bill unless minor changes to the public option, made at the behest of House Blue Dogs, are reversed.

But I’ll look into it.

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