Politico has the story this morning which, basically, the short version is that Obama has his plan ready and if the Republicans don't go along with it, he'll just push it through with reconciliation and call the Republicans obstructionists.
This plan is supposedly not exactly like either of the two plans we have before us right now in the House and Senate, but one of Obama's crafting. This does nothing to alleviate my sense of doom:
And yet Obama is unveiling a health care bill just days before the six-hour summit that wouldn’t require a single GOP vote, with plans to short-circuit the Senate rules and push it through without Republicans if necessary.
One of the proposals Obama is expected to make is to prevent arbitrary rake hikes by insurance companies such as Anthem Blue Cross in California. This is, of course, more government regulation in private industry which is not where Americans need to go. Granted, nobody wants their insurance rates to go up, but for the government to forbid it will only serve to, in the long run, force those companies to go out of business. Which is, of course, likely part of the long plan.
You can read Obama's plan here.