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House Proceeding 03-02-10 on Mar 3rd, 2010 :: 1:11:45 to 1:14:54
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1:11:30 to 1:11:46( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Roe: and he has this exchange that's government regulated, instead of the free market regulation and that is a big difference. you want some government regulation? we have antitrust laws.

Phil Gingrey

1:11:45 to 1:14:54( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Phil Gingrey

Phil Gingrey

1:11:47 to 1:12:10( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: but we want the free-market to work. and that's two of the basic differences. mr. gingrey: i want to continue on this point that you're making. i think what you just said, if i understand you correctly, mr. speaker, what dr. roe just said is that if we would allow

Phil Gingrey

1:12:11 to 1:12:33( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: individuals to go online. they wouldn't have to get in their car or drive to tennessee to apply to sign up foral health insurance policy that is offered in tennessee. from the comfort of your home, you do it over the internet. and if we would simply allow that.

Phil Gingrey

1:12:34 to 1:12:55( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: and also, by the way, allow small employers that may be employed, 10 or 15 people, to come together with others in what refer to as an association and very quickly you could get to 1,000 or more and form an association and that way, you spread the risk. you have some people that have

Phil Gingrey

1:12:56 to 1:13:17( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: p-existing conditions, some people who have had an attack, high blood pressure, but if you spread it, you have lots of healthy people in that association, so you're able to bring down the costs. and the same thing with individuals being able to buy across state lines.

Phil Gingrey

1:13:18 to 1:13:39( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: people across the country might be getting on that computer and buying a plan that is offered in the state of tennessee or in the state of georgia. and that way, as i understand what dr. roe is saying, mr. speaker, you wouldn't need these exchanges because that would be the exchange. and then to complete the thought, you also, within every

Phil Gingrey

1:13:40 to 1:14:02( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: state, or you could come together on a regional basis, have a high risk pools within the states so individuals who do have pre-existing conditions, these insurance companies, health insurance companies that offer their products within a state, they would have to participate and they would have to agree, well,

Phil Gingrey

1:14:03 to 1:14:23( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: you take one high-risk patient, i take a highrisk patient and do it in a fair and balanced way and have the premiums at the most standard rates. and then if you are low income and don't qualify for medicaid because they're not quite that low, but they certainly can't

Phil Gingrey

1:14:24 to 1:14:44( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: afford the premium, then the state and the federal government can help with some subsidies, but not this business of $500 billion worth of subsidies. that what's causing this bill to be so expensive. in fact, you know, if you cut money out of medicare, $500

Phil Gingrey

1:14:45 to 1:14:55( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: billion out of medicare, tax the american people $500 billion. dr. roe is offering us -- it's a republican idea, yeah, but it ought to be bipartisan and we

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