Debate over health care reform

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Many of the people against President Barack Obama's health care reform are concerned his plan would create a government-run insurance program to compete with private providers.

On Monday, WBTV spoke with Republican Senator Richard Burr during a town hall meeting in Hamlet.

He says now that the administration seems to be backing off the public option, the whole health care plan has a better chance of going through.

"When we left Washington, there seemed to only be one path," Burr said.  "Now, midway through August, there seems to be a willingness to create a lot of different pathways so I think this is a good sign."

However, Democrats are up in arms about those kinds of statements, insisting that the success of the president's plan does not hinge on any one idea or element.

Some of those Democrats are saying co-ops could be a possible compromise.

WBTV's Melissa Hankins has more details in this report.