By James Klatell - 09/30/11 01:56 PM EDT
He made the remarks on Thursday in Iowa, when he introduced a new version of his "Contract with America."
"The reason you have to repeal it is it's a 2,700-page document," Gingrich said. "You can't repeal part of it, because candidly you can't trust the staffs to tell you which part you ought to repeal."
But the former Speaker stressed that he had a "common-sense replacement" for the nation's healthcare system, and that some of that comes from the law he wants repealed.