President Barack Obama says the political cost of overhauling the health care system turned out to be higher than he expected. And he admits that he gets discouraged at times when dealing with the economy.
In an interview airing Sunday night on CBS' "60 Minutes," Obama said the health care system itself is huge and complicated and that changing it eluded previous presidents because it was so difficult.
Obama said he thought he would find common ground with Republicans by advancing health care proposals that had been introduced by Republican administrations as well as potential presidential candidate Mitt Romney when he was governor of Massachusetts.
But the president says he "couldn't get the kind of cooperation from Republicans" that he'd hoped for.
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