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Burr and GOP propose health law alternative

By Associated Press
Published On: Jan 27 2014 09:19:49 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 27 2014 09:34:05 PM CST
WASHINGTON, DC -

North Carolina Senator Richard Burr is one of three U. S. Senate Republicans proposing an alternative to the Affordable Care Act.

The alternative eliminates most government-imposed coverage mandates and offers tax breaks to help those with lower incomes obtain coverage.
   
Sens. Orrin Hatch of Utah, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Burr said Monday in a written statement that their goal is to reduce health care costs and increase access to affordable, high quality care.