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Healthcare and Romeny's White House Bid

Governor Mitt Romney says he intends to sign the state's plan to expand access to health care coverage. Both the house and senate approved the bill overwhelmingly on Tuesday. Since then, the measure has generated a lot of interest outside Massachusetts mainly because it includes the nation's first mandate on individuals. That provision requires residents to obtain insurance, either privately or through an employer.

In much of the national coverage, Governor Romney is portrayed as prominent in the reform effort.

To look at the possible impact of Massachusetts' health coverage plan on its governor's presidential aspirations, we're joined by John Harwood, based in Washington for CNBC and The Wall Street Journal.

This program aired on April 6, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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