Vice President Pence visits with Louisiana small business leaders about high costs of health care

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence reunited with a couple of Louisiana flood victims at their rebuilt home on Wednesday, then urged an end to the Affordable Care Act in a speech at a pipe-making plant.

Pence praised the state's five Republican representatives for voting for the House-passed health care bill, which is now before the Senate.

"But I'd also suggest that you call your two Republican senators and tell them it's time for the Senate to stand up and do their part to repeal and replace Obamacare," he told the assembled crowd at Cajun Industries, in Port Allen, near the state capital of Baton Rouge.

Pence also met there with about a dozen business executives who said health care costs are rising.



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