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Jindal: GOP Needs ‘Obamacare’ Alternative

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File photo of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

File photo of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is offering an alternative to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, saying states should play a greater role in containing health care costs.

The potential 2016 presidential candidate says Obama’s health care law should be “repealed in its entirety” but says fellow Republicans need to offer a better way to reform the health care system.

Jindal’s plan would create a $100 billion grant program that states could access if they create insurance reforms to control costs. To participate, states would need to guarantee access to people with pre-existing conditions, a key part of Obamacare.

Obama on Tuesday trumpeted more than 7 million people who have signed up for his health care law despite a troubled rollout. He says the debate over repealing the law “is over.”

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