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Friday Flashback: Affordable Care Act fix, House vote and more

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President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act at Prince Georges Community College on September 26, 2013 in Largo, Maryland. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Fear, confusion and competing solutions in the ongoing health care debate: It's time for our weekly analysis of the big stories in the news, the Friday Flashback.

Democrats have been "freaked out" over the Obamacare rollout. Did the President's announcement yesterday – allowing for an extension of cancelled plans – do anything to allay those fears?

Meanwhile, Republicans in the House have scheduled a vote today on a measure that would allow insurance companies to continue to sell the so-called sub-standard plans not just for a year, but permanently. What's their argument for this?

The president has talked about how complex and complicated health insurance is. And the health care law is complicated, too. What do you think?

Just some of the questions we tackle in our weekly analysis of the big stories in the news. Joining us this morning are James Rainey of the L.A. Times and our new Flashbackian today – Elahe Izadi of National Journal, who joins the show from Washington, D.C.

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