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House Proceeding on Feb 24th, 2010 :: 0:27:40 to 0:29:15
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Lamar S. Smith

0:27:36 to 0:27:56( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: this morning. we are working for the american people. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman rise? >> to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentle mr. smith: mr. speaker, the administration's health care bill fails to include a

Lamar S. Smith

0:27:40 to 0:29:15( Edit History Discussion )
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Lamar S. Smith

0:27:57 to 0:28:17( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: republican solution that could actually have savings for rets, lawsuit abuse reform. 43% of medical malpractice suits against doctors and hospitals are without merit, according to a study by the harvard school of public health. and excess damages add $70 billion to $126 billion

Lamar S. Smith

0:28:18 to 0:28:38( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: annually to health care costs. the department of health care and human services has found. these costs, of course, are passed onto patients. the administration has only suggested a pilot program for tort reform, but some states, including my home state of texas, have already enacted tort reform.

Lamar S. Smith

0:28:39 to 0:28:59( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: these states has seen insurance premiums fall and access to medical care expand. we don't need a pilot program. we need to enact medical malpractice lawsuit abuse reform. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentlelady from illinois ris >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the spker pro tempore:

Lamar S. Smith

0:29:00 to 0:29:15( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: without objection, the gentlelady is recognized. mrs. halvorson: thank you, mr. speaker. where are the jobs? i think we can answer that every time we speak. in my district it's happening quite literally. i was very proud to announce $1.2 billion in recovery act

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