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House Proceeding on Mar 12th, 2010 :: 0:05:50 to 0:07:10
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Jim McDermott

0:05:47 to 0:06:08( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: we should work on a step-by-step approach to lowering health care costs. in conclusion, god bless our troops and we will never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from washington rise? >> to address the house for one minutend to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute.

Jim McDermott

0:05:50 to 0:07:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Jim McDermott

0:06:09 to 0:06:30( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: mr. mcdermott: madam speaker, republicans have talked so much about the need for tort reform you'd think that lawyers single handedly were responsible for america's skyrocketing hlth care costs. but a new report for public citizen found that the value of malpractice settlements is the lowest it's been since 1999 and that for five consecutive years

Jim McDermott

0:06:31 to 0:06:52( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: the number of malpractice settlements has actually dropped. and,f course, the health care costs have gone down, right? no, absolutely not. health care spending increased 83% between 2000 and 2009 while malpractice payments fell 8% during the same period.

Jim McDermott

0:06:53 to 0:07:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: blaming our health care crisis on litigation costs is simply baloney. andty hope my republican friends can find another theme song for their attempt to derail what the american people

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