Yesterday, we were rightfully freaking out about a report indicating that Rahm Emanuel was willing to jettison the public option in lieu of a compromised healthcare bill. Apparently Rahm didn’t mean what Conrad thought he meant:
Conrad says Emanuel was speaking in reference to the need to overhaul the health care system as a whole — to forge compromise and get a bill to the president’s desk. It was in no way a comment on the president’s willingness to do away with a public option.
Sigh of relief for now.
But it doesn’t hurt to keep the White House on your speed dial. The president wants to be pushed on this. Also, go here and tell the president about your health insurance nightmare.