I think its going to be very challenging. A public plan is nothing more than a stalking horse for a single-payer system, Gregg said. It leads inevitably to a nationalized system. If that is a prerequisite for the president to have a plan that there must be a public plan option its going to be very hard for Republicans to participate in that.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.