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Mitt Romney says he wouldn’t end every provision in federal health-care law

While Mitt Romney has vowed an effort to repeal and replace the federal health-care law if he is elected in November, the GOP presidential candidate said in an interview broadcast Sunday that there are appealing elements of the reform plan he wouldn't seek to end.

"I'm not getting rid of all of health-care reform. Of course there are a number of things that I like in health-care reform that I'm going to put in place," Romney said on NBC's "Meet The Press."

Among the provisions Romney portrayed positively: ensuring coverage options for people with pre-existing conditions.

"One is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage. Two is to assure that the marketplace allows for individuals to have policies that cover their family up to whatever age they might like. I also want individuals to be able to buy insurance, health insurance, on their own as opposed to only being able to get it on a tax advantage basis through their company," he said.

Romney's appearance on "Meet The Press" was his first since 2009. He was joined for a portion of the interview by his wife, Ann Romney.