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.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.