Fresh off Thursday’s bipartisan health care summit with President Barack Obama, U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, is reiterating his call to hit the reset button on health-insurance reform. Boustany says in a statement posted on his Web site that while Republicans, Democrats and Indepenents agree on 80 percent of the solutions to bringing down health care costs, the Democrats’ reform bills in the House and Senate “focus where we disagree. Rather, we should scrap these bills, like the American people want us to, and focus on bringing down health costs.”

Boustany and Obama were seen speaking cordially following the seven-hour summit. In a prepared statement early on Thursday, Boustany offered a broad outline of the Republican fix for health care that focuses on streamlining paperwork, making health savings accounts more widely available, allowing consumers to purchase insurance across state lines, and using so-called “risk pools” to make insurance available to those with preexisting conditions.

Read the full statement here.

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