Republicans are against healthcare, and although they say so with a ridiculous and evolving collection of over the top language, they're not really saying anything at all. The only story is in the language they use.
The Democrats, largely, aren't saying anything relevant. The leadership is being careful not to go on the record because anything could change, and the few members speaking are so far outside the circle that what they're saying is valueless in determining where this thing is going.
So, you've got the press covering alot of people saying things that don't really have any impact. It's taking up all the space, and there's not much else getting around it.
Probably the most interesting narrative in the larger story is the way the GOP and the press have turned GOP's minority opposition into the dominant storyline.
Look at the top headlines from the top three narrative driving publications. (NYTimes) States’ Rights Is Rallying Cry of Resistance for Lawmakers, (NYTimes) G.O.P. Leader Finds Weapon in Unity, (WaPo) GOP blasts Democrats' tactic for health-care bill, (Politico) GOP casts Pelosi as health care villain.