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Gingrich on Obama’s healthcare law: ‘About 300 pages are pretty good’

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) called for an
immediate repeal of President Obama’s healthcare law but would reinstate
“a little over 10 percent” of it.

He made the remarks on Thursday in Iowa, when he introduced a new version of his “Contract with
America.”

{mosads}Gingrich, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination,
listed “Repeal ObamaCare” as the first of his 10 part contract.

“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from the law he wants repealed.

“Now there are about 300 pages
that are pretty good, a little over 10 percent, but they should be part
of the replace document,” Gingrich said.

Read more about Gingrich’s new “Contract with America.”
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