Public option increases Democrats’ divide

With the inclusion of Sen. Harry Reid‘s public plan, Democrats are now divided on the health bill and Reid may not have the 60 votes he needs to pass it through. (NYT)

Two of the health industry’s biggest lobbyists, AHIP president Karen Ignagni and PhRMA CEO Billy Tauzin have different styles on the Hill, but are still as busy as ever. (NYT)

As Pay Czar Kenneth Feinberg cut executive pay at seven bailed out firms last week, he actually increased base salaries. (Reuters)

Rep. Barney Frank revealed new legislation yesterday to create a special fund for “too big to fail” financial firms that will be paid into by assessments on those same firms. (NYT)

The Treasury Department may give a third infusion of TARP funds to lender GMAC. (Reuters)