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Mitt Romney (AP)
Mitt Romney (AP)

Mitt Romney is in Michigan Thursday addressing an important issue that could be the albatross around his neck as he explores a second run at the White House: health care reform.

The health care bill that Romney signed into law as Massachusetts governor was arguably his signature achievement in office.

He's come under fire from Republican voters, though, who see his plan as the basis for President Obama's health care reform law.

At the heart of that opposition is the requirement that all citizens purchase health insurance. As governor, Romney supported the idea, but now calls the individual mandate that was incorporated into the president's plan a big government intrusion.

Thursday in Ann Arbor, Romney faced the delicate task of explaining why his plan was right for Massachusetts, but wrong for the nation as a whole.



This segment aired on May 12, 2011.