Gov. Chris Gregoire and four other governors met with President Barack Obama Wednesday to advocate for an overhaul of the nation's health care system.
"He was very receptive," Gregoire said in a conference call with reporters afterwards. "If nothing else, this president is a great listener. He dug in on some of the isssues and wanted to hear more."
Gregoire said if a public plan is OK'd it should also be run on the state level. "If a public plan can be developed ... why not?" Gregoire asked. "The fear is that a public plan is step one to government health care. If a public plan plays by the same rules a private plan, what's the concern, what's the threat?