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Boustany: We Agree with 80 Percent of Obama's Plan, which Should Be Scrapped

Newscom / Tom Williams

And it's a significantly different message from the one articulated in official GOP response last night, which urged "it's time to start over on a common-sense, bipartisan plan focused on lowering the cost of health care while improving quality."

Who gave that speech? Why, the very same Charles Boustany. What a difference a day makes!

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