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  • "The best thing we can do now is to scrap [the Affordable Care Act] and start over with a step-by-step approach that focuses on lower cost and patient-centered solutions," Rep. Michael C. Burgess, Texas Republican and a physician, said in the weekly Republican address about the continued problems with Obamacare in general and the rocky performance of the HealthCare.gov website. (Associated Press)

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  • "Where are the jobs? Companies aren't hiring at anywhere near the rates the administration said they would be," Rep. Michael C. Burgess, Texas Republican, said at a hearing of Congress' Joint Economic Committee.

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