Waxman and Rockefeller have requested potentially explosive information about health insurance company profits for when Congress returns (and right before Baucus needs to make a deal with Republicans or not). It should really fire up the progressive base for a public option and make a deal very tough.
Schumer is telling fellow Democrats to prepare for a partisan bill.
And Democrats are looking into how to pass health care reform using reconciliation.
Update - Jan Schakowsky, who is very close with President Obama, just said the health care might need to be passed with a party line vote.
“I think that at some point everyone’s going to see that the Republicans simply are not going to agree to any kind of healthcare reform that the insurance industry isn’t supporting and that, reluctantly, we’re going to have to do it without them,” said Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.).
“If we have to, we will,” said Schakowsky, a chief deputy whip and the chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus's healthcare task force.