Democrats reopen old health care wounds with $3.5T mega-bill on the line

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Hours after House Democrats launched a major, health care-focused piece of their pitch to turn $3.5 trillion of social spending dreams into law, it ran smack into a political brick wall.

The party’s growing problem is twofold: On one hand, the White House and Senate are keeping their distance from the House’s proposal to divvy up hundreds of billions of dollars between a progressive push for a massive expansion of Medicare benefits and a leadership-driven quest to permanently strengthen Obamacare. On the other, progressives who got a lot of

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