According to sources familiar with negotiations on the Senate Finance committee, there is a "bipartisan" deal in the works between Baucus, Enzi and Snowe that will not include a public plan, which could pass in the next couple days.
This is possibly just political cover to pacify Baucus's mafia bosses in the healthcare lobby. Baucus and his fellow bipartisanship porn fetishists can pass whatever hunk of bullshit they want in the Finance Committee, but the final healthcare reform bill has to have a robust public option or it won't pass the House. That's a fact.
Adding... "Bipartisanship porn" is a variation of "food porn," "torture porn" and, of course, "porn porn." Also, I think I'm the first person to coin the term.