'Botax' Out, 'Tan Tax' In: Health Care Bill Offers a Lesson in Lobbying

As the health care bill passed another hurdle early Tuesday morning with three more votes in the Senate, Botox maker Allergan Inc. (AGN) no doubt breathed yet another sigh of relief. Aiming to pass the bill before Christmas, legislators refrained from taxing elective cosmetic procedures, and instead opted for a tax on tanning salons.