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House Proceeding 03-02-10 on Mar 3rd, 2010 :: 1:27:05 to 1:29:54
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Phil Gingrey

1:27:02 to 1:27:24( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: a policy that fits your needs and your family's needs. you make that decision, the government doesn't make it for you. mr. gingrey: thank you for yielding back to me, that's exactly right. i have a daughter who lives in the great state of new york. her health insurance policy covers so much more than many of the policies cover in the

Phil Gingrey

1:27:05 to 1:29:54( Edit History Discussion )
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Phil Gingrey

1:27:25 to 1:27:46( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: state of georgia, as an example, and it's much, much more expensive as a result of that. dr. roe, good point, buying across state lines but the one thing, before our time expires mr. speaker, i want to say, hope springs eternal. i don't know what the president is going to say to us tomorrow,

Phil Gingrey

1:27:47 to 1:28:07( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: but i hope i like what i hear. because the american people need relief. but as we stand here tonight, what still is in these bills, a government takeover, that's one thing. price controls, another. individual and employer mandates. i don't know that it's really even, mr. speaker, constitutional to say to an

Phil Gingrey

1:28:08 to 1:28:29( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: individual in this country, you under penalty of law, fine, and jail time have to buy health insurance. we hope they do, we hope we create the environment where we bring down the price and people can afford, maybe it's a health savings account combined with a high deductible, low monthly premium, but to hold a gun to their head and say they have to do it?

Phil Gingrey

1:28:30 to 1:28:50( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: that's not right. it's not constitutional. in the bill there's no meaningful medical liability reform. as we talked about tonight, hope springs eternal. in the bill, it puts washington bureaucrats in charge of defining quality health care. that's where those 32 new bureaucracies do their work. it cuts medicare advantage $500

Phil Gingrey

1:28:51 to 1:29:11( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: billion overall, but $120 billion of that is cut out of medicare advantage and 20% of our seniors get their care from medicare advantage, why do they call it advantage? because it is an advantage. it covers wellness, it does screening, appropriate screening, it keeps people healthy so that they're not spending all that money in the

Phil Gingrey

1:29:12 to 1:29:34( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: last weeks or months of their life. . it gives the government-run plan eliminates the private insurance market. and many of our coleagues said it loud and clear, whether

Phil Gingrey

1:29:35 to 1:29:55( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: members of energy and commerce or ways and means or education and labor, that they want the government to takeover just like it exists in great britain or canada. the american people don't want that, mr. speaker. th want us to do something in an incremental way and i think we can do it in a bipartisan way. with that, unless my colleague

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