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Obama backs giving states more flexibility on health care law
Sacramento Bee

Looking for some goodwill from the nation’s governors, President Barack Obama said Monday that he’s willing to bend a bit to help them deal with their budgetary problems stemming from health care costs – and the political heat rising from his 2010 law to expand health care.

Obama, addressing governors in town for the National Governors Association, said he supports a move to let states design their own health care systems starting in 2014 with waivers from provisions of his 2010 Affordable Care Act, so long as those state systems meet the law’s goals.