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House Proceeding 03-02-10 on Mar 3rd, 2010 :: 1:17:45 to 1:21:39
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Phil Gingrey

1:17:41 to 1:18:02( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: what continually makes the cost curve go up is if we're shielded from the costs of the health care. mr. gingrey: if you'll yield back, i think you make a good point, i hear the same argument, well, only people that are well-to-do, well-off, high-income people can afford to have a health savings

Phil Gingrey

1:17:45 to 1:21:39( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Phil Gingrey

Phil Gingrey

1:18:03 to 1:18:24( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: account in combination, mr. speaker, with that premium low monthly premium and high deductible dr. roe just explained so well. but i haveeen statistic, i think they're accurate that 50% of people that have these high deductible lork monthly

Phil Gingrey

1:18:25 to 1:18:46( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: premium, combined with a health savings account, make less than $50,000 a year. 65% of them make less than $75,000 a year. we're not talking about wealthy people. i think dr. roe makes a good point. mr. speaker, as i was readg in the associated press article about what the president might

Phil Gingrey

1:18:47 to 1:19:08( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: include tomorrow, these four things, i did ridicule a bit this idea of combating waste, fraud, and abuse with fake patients. i embllished and maybe overstated, but i wanted to make a point. as far as expansion of health

Phil Gingrey

1:19:09 to 1:19:30( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: savings account, i say to the president,udos, mr. president, i look forward to hearing that. i hope this report -- report from associateds preis true. i also hope, mr. president, that the report about expanding the medical liability reform is true. although i would guess it doesn't go nearly far enough.

Phil Gingrey

1:19:31 to 1:19:51( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: because this report, if it's accurate, mr. speaker, says instead of $23 million of -- $23 million worth of grants to states to enact pilot programs on alternative ways of dealing with medical liability issues, it increases that amount to $50

Phil Gingrey

1:19:52 to 1:20:15( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: million. that's not much, and that's not really, i don't think, i think dr. roe would agree with me, going nearly far enough to do what we need to do in regard to caps on pain and suffering judgments which sometimes can be in the millions of dollars in a frivolous case. and then a couple of other issues, mr. speaker, regarding

Phil Gingrey

1:20:16 to 1:20:36( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: medical liability reform. the defendant in a medical malpractice case could includ somebody that was just covering, let's say, as an example, dr. roe has a patient and asks dr. gingrey to step in

Phil Gingrey

1:20:37 to 1:20:57( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: and say hello to that patient on sunday morning while dr. roe takes his family to church. dr. roe is going to orpte on that patient the next dr. gingrey walks by and says hello to the patient and let's her know that dr. roe will be in later in the evening and that's the only contact that

Phil Gingrey

1:20:58 to 1:21:21( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: dr. gingrey has with this particular patient. speaker, and it's not likely that anything would go wrong under the care of a doctor like dr. roe but sometimes things do and that doctor gingrey who just really had essentially no -- nothing to do with the paint's care, would be drug

Phil Gingrey

1:21:22 to 1:21:39( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: into court and if he or she had the most, the deepest pockets and most liability coverage, then they will be the ones that will be responsible for most of the judgment and settlement or whatever. we need some robust reform and

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