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Obama says he will support letting states opt out of health-care law earlier
Washington Post

President Obama told a group of governors Monday that he would support moving up the timetable in which states may opt out of the federal health care law, making a major overture to critics of the legislation. In his speech to the governors, who were attending the winter meeting of the National Governors Association, Obama said he would approve of allowing states to opt out of the Affordable Care Act by 2014 if they could offer health-care coverage for as many people as they would under the law and not increase the deficit.

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