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Obama Seen Forced to Go to Congress to Seek Health-Law Changes
San Francisco Chronicle

President Barack Obama, who vowed to do “everything we can” to help Americans whose health insurance has been canceled, may have little authority to do so without going to Congress for changes in the law.

Policy experts say that while the president has broad power to exempt plans that were in effect before his health-care law was passed in March 2010, he doesn’t have that flexibility for policies started after that date, and that includes most individual policies in effect today.