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7:28 am
Wed March 11, 2009

Gingrich appears before Senate committee

Lansing, MI – LANSING (MPRN) - Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich was in Lansing Tuesday. He testified before a state Senate committee on health care reform.

Gingrich has been working on health care reform since retiring from Congress. He says making everyone's medical records electronic is key to ensuring proper care. And he says people need to take more responsibility for their health by quitting smoking, eating well, exercising, and controlling chronic conditions.

Gingrich says that would help ensure that everyone has proper health care without spending more money.

Gingrich says government policies can help, including banning smoking, and requiring students to take physical education five days a week.