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Once A High-Profile Skeptic, Western Massachusetts Man Now Sold On Obamacare

Gary Cloutier (right), at his auto body shop in Westfield, Massachusetts. Photo by Karen Brown for NEPR.

Although the Republicans pulled their healthcare bill last week, they are preparing for another push to repeal the Affordable Care Act. And since the Congressional Budget Office predicted the recent GOP plan would take health insurance away from up to 24 million people, many of the newly insured are worried.

That includes one Western Massachusetts resident who was once a high-profile skeptic of health reform.

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