Rahm: Here's to your health (reform)

“I'm only reminded when you said that of a joke my mother used to say. When I used to say, 'Do you love my older brother more than you love me?' she goes, “No, I hate you all equally.”

So. What now? Sen. Chuck Schumer of NY says he believes there will be a public option in the Senate version of the health care reform bill. Sen. Susan Collins is sounding like she might join Sen. Olympia Snowe in supporting reform — but probably not if they insist on including a public option in the Senate version. The White House continues to bizarrely declare yesterday's vote a victory of bipartisanship — while remaining coy about the whole pesky public option thing.

CoS Rahm Emanuel was on PBS' Newshour last night:

“The president believes that it's important to bringing the type of competition. He spoke to it in the joint session. But, as he said in that joint session, he believes strongly in it. He believes strongly because of what it achieves in the sense of keeping the    competition that insurance companies need, so the prices don't continue to jump out of control. That, if there are other ways to achieve that goal — as you know, Senator Snowe has the idea of a trigger, that in case that price isn't achieved or that competition isn't achieved, there be a trigger that then the option, a public option, would come available.”

Did somebody say “Trigger”?

Happy trails to the public option?

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