Obama, GOP’s Snowe Working On Health Care Reform Compromise: Sources

President Obama and White House aides have been talking directly with Sen. Olympia Snowe about health care reform, R-Maine, who has proposed an alternative to the public plan.

Snowe’s idea is to use the threat of a government plan to force private insurers to become more competitive and cost conscious. She has been advocating the approach for months in closed-door negotiations with fellow senators and in talks with White House aides and the president.