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Did Obama Announce Key Health Plan Change On Live TV?

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Obama floats a new detail -- at least one I hadn't heard -- of how he might deal with the "free rider" problem on his healthcare plan -- healthy young people who don't get insurance until they get sick.

You could "charge a penalty if they try to sign up later," he says on Meet the Press. When he gave a very long answer to a similar question in Indianola last week, he suggested allowing young people to stay on their parents' plans, but didn't mention this.

This isn't a mandate, as he tells Russert, but it does acknowledge the issue of healthy young people who choose not to buy in.

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