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House GOP leader says don’t expect plan by recess

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Republican leader says the GOP accepts that the health care system must be revamped while it also insists that it be done carefully, without a "rush to judgment."

House Republican Whip Eric Cantor said today that President Obama’s prime-time news conference indicated "a president that seems somewhat frustrated that people do not understand what this government health care plan is all about."

The Virginia congressman said he thinks "people still have a lot of questions about what a health care plan means for them and their families." And Cantor also said he doesn’t expect a version of the plan to be voted out of the House before Congress’s August recess unless substantial changes are made in draft legislation now being circulated.

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