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.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.