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Obama takes on health care, Bernie Sanders and the weather

President Obama interviews with NBC12's Curt Autry on Wednesday. (Source: NBC12) President Obama interviews with NBC12's Curt Autry on Wednesday. (Source: NBC12)
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WWBT) -

Ahead of Sunday’s deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, NBC12’s Curt Autry was invited to the White House to interview President Obama.

“What we’ve said, and it's a fact, is that about seven out of 10 can get health insurance for $75 or less – once they include the tax credits that are available," said Obama.

Obama said expanding Medicaid would also be a step in the right direction.

"If Medicaid expansion happens in the remaining states, and that would include Virginia, you've got about 4 million people who would get health insurance who currently don't have it," Obama said.

In Wednesday’s wide-ranging interview, Obama said he recently met with Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders.

"I had a good meeting," said Obama. "The goal is to make sure all the Democrats … are focusing on the progress we've made."

And on another topic, Obama addressed the recent inch of snow (not the big winter storm from this past weekend) that crippled DC-area traffic last week.

He said it was the first time in his presidency that he's been hung up in traffic in Washington.

Curt Autry will have more from his interview on 12 News Today on Thursday beginning at 5 a.m..

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