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President Barack Obama addressed the Families USA 16th Annual Health Action Conference, in January in Washington. (AP)
President Barack Obama addressed the Families USA 16th Annual Health Action Conference, in January in Washington. (AP)

For the first time since signing into law his landmark health care legislation, President Obama says he's willing to compromise on one of its central and most controversial features: the mandate that all Americans purchase health insurance.

President Obama says he would be willing to grant waivers to states that can prove they can cover as many people as the original law would, without raising costs.  We take a look at the political and practical ramifications with Sheryl Gay Stolberg of the New York Times.

This segment aired on March 1, 2011.

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