Contrary to a report we linked to yesterday, the White House may not be working on its own healthcare bill.
CNN had reported that White House aides were crafting a bill to be unveiled after President Obama's address to Congress next week.
But NBC now reports otherwise:
Contrary to a CNN report, the White House is not drafting its own health-care bill, according to a senior administration official.
The White House is, however, contemplating
using "legislative language" in the president's speech on Wednesday,
which pulls together the 80% they believe all of the four Congressional
bills agree on. But even THAT hasn't been decided on yet. As one person
said to me, anyone who is claiming we're writing our own health care
bill is "leaning over their ski tips."
It's possible the White House simply backed off their plan after Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) indicated that he was ready to report out a Finance Committee bill with or without the so-called "Group of Six."