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Rep. Ross: 'Blue Dogs' Can't Back Health Care Bills

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Rep. Ross: 'Blue Dogs' Can't Back Health Care Bills

Rep. Ross: 'Blue Dogs' Can't Back Health Care Bills

Rep. Ross: 'Blue Dogs' Can't Back Health Care Bills

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As President Obama's health plan hits resistance in Congress, the key may be the "Blue Dog" Democrats in the House. Guy Raz speaks with one of the leading Blue Dogs, Rep. Mike Ross of Arkansas, about his recent statement: "We cannot support the current bill."

Ross said the Blue Dogs' health care task force would need to see more protections for small businesses and rural health care providers before he could sign on.