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House Proceeding 03-16-10 on Mar 16th, 2010 :: 9:13:25 to 9:23:45
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Tom Price

9:13:20 to 9:13:25( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: that anymore? free preventative care under private plans, free preventative care under medicare so we can

James Jordan

9:13:25 to 9:23:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James Jordan

James Jordan

9:13:26 to 9:13:46( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: prevent a lot of these problems from happening. if you're 55 to 64 there will be re-insurance opportunity for employers who are employing people 55 to 64 to make sure that those people have coverage. the doughnut hole will be closed over time so that senior

James Jordan

9:13:47 to 9:14:09( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: citizens can afford their prescription drugs and when you look at all of these things from time and time again these are very popular among the american people, tax credits for small businesses, 73% more lickly to support, -- likely to support, keep what you have, 66%, ban

James Jordan

9:14:10 to 9:14:32( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: pre-existing conditions, 63%, medicaid expansion, 62%, dependent covege through 26, 60%, closed medicare doughnut hole, 60%, subsidy to individuals, 57%. and all of these things, as we start to vote on them, our friends on the other side say,

James Jordan

9:14:33 to 9:14:53( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: well, we'rfor those. so in the last day or so the house budget committee was working on this legislation and they had some opportunity to vote on these issues and so i just want to share with members of the house how our friends on the other side on that committee voted. protecting medicare, closing the

James Jordan

9:14:54 to 9:15:14( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: prescription drug doughnut hole, 15 republicans voted against that. protecting americans from insurance caps, banning annual and lifetime limits on health care coverage, 15 republicans voted against that. holding health insurance companies accountable, 15 republicans voted against that.

James Jordan

9:15:15 to 9:15:37( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: bringing down the cost of health insurance for everyone and providing a tax credit to small businesses, 15 republicans voted against that. these are the basic provisions of our health care reform bill

James Jordan

9:15:38 to 9:15:58( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: that between 57% and 73% of the american people support. this is not medicare for all, this is not single payer. there's no public option in this bill. many of us on this side don't like some of that. the fact that those aren't in there. but this is a significant step forward, some basic reforms,

James Jordan

9:15:59 to 9:16:20( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: and we have 15 members of the budget committee on the republican side consistently vote against tax credits for small business to get health care, you know you're doing it for one reason, they're doing it for politics. madam speaker, this is all about politics. go back to fromm's memo that

James Jordan

9:16:21 to 9:16:41( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: someone left somewhere in some room that the press got hold of that told the republicans, do not let barack obama pass health care reform. do not let him. do not let the democrats get this big victory because you'll be in the minority for another decade or two. right out of the gate, they had

James Jordan

9:16:42 to 9:17:02( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: no interest, madam speaker, our friends on the other side had no interest in cooperating, no interest in adding to the debate. they were against this bill before there was even a bill written. they were calling it socialism before there was one item printed on this piece of paper here telling us what was on this bill. that's not what the american people want. the american people want us to

James Jordan

9:17:03 to 9:17:24( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: sit down, work together, no one is going to get everything they want, and pass something and move it forward that's going to help the american people, that going to allow us to meet our moral obligation to protect the american people to protect those did being denied because of a pre-existing condition. to protect the seniors who fall

James Jordan

9:17:25 to 9:17:46( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: into the doughnut hole. to protect the families who get denied because of a pre-existing condition. to protect these families who hit a lifetime cap and get thrown out on their own. this is what this is about, to throw out the small businesses who have an anchor around their

James Jordan

9:17:47 to 9:18:07( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: neck because they get 20% or 30% increases in health care. it's about protecting our citize, it's about empowering citizens, it's about making our -- our citizens freer than they are today when they're trapped in this ungodly health insurance system that hurts many of them. we can't stand by and stick our

James Jordan

9:18:08 to 9:18:28( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: finger up inhe air and see which way the wind's bloing and allow millions of people to get hurt and then 30, 40, 50 years from now sit on the rocking chair and our children are going to ask us what we did when we were in congress, what did you do to move the forward?

James Jordan

9:18:29 to 9:18:51( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: and we're beginning to say -- what? we failed. we didn't muster up the courage to make the tough vote. we didn't have the ability to look through the clouds and the smoke and the mirrors. look past the bogeymen that ha been created on this bill. i love it. i love how these arguments have

James Jordan

9:18:52 to 9:19:12( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: just fallen apart from death panels, now abortion, there saying everything is publicly funded abortion here, 60 catholic hospitals are endorsing the bill. now how do you say that this is public funding for abortion when 600 catholic hospitals have endorsed this piece of legislation?

James Jordan

9:19:13 to 9:19:33( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: so our friends on the other side of the aisle need to go to all these 600 hospitals and all the sisters that are there, intimately involved in the health care of their patients and all the catholic administrators of all these hospitals and say, pro-abortion. good luck.

James Jordan

9:19:34 to 9:19:54( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: having that argument. it's a phony argument being created for politics, just like the death panels were, just like the illegal immigrants would be covered under this bill, all those issues have been demagogued in this house an to scare legislators and the

James Jordan

9:19:55 to 9:20:16( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: american people. and the dust is going to settle and we're going to be able to look back on this vote, and i look forward, madam speaker, i will tell you this, i look forward to the debate in the fall about discussing withhe american people exactly what is

James Jordan

9:20:17 to 9:20:37( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: in this bill. i look forward to talking about , to my chamber of commerce, my friends in small business, that they're going to get a 35% tax credit and they're going to be able to go into this exchange and negotiate with a bunch of

James Jordan

9:20:38 to 9:20:59( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: other small business people, thousands, to have some bargaining power to reduce their health insurance costs. i look forward to going into a debate saying, you know what was in this health care bill? we made surno insurance company could deny any child because they have a pre-existing condition. no insurance company could deny a citizen of this country

James Jordan

9:21:00 to 9:21:20( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: because they have a pre-existing condition. that our seniors are going to get more prescription drug coverage. that our cizens when they hit a catastrophic health event in their life, that there won't be any lifetime caps or limits to

James Jordan

9:21:21 to 9:21:41( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: how much they can be covered. ladies and gentlemen, that, madam speaker, that is what is health care debate is about. and no matter how many time ours friends on the other side try to say ty want to work with us, they've been givenhe opportunity. to sit down and work. and they say they're for lot

James Jordan

9:21:42 to 9:22:02( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: of these things, but again, already, in committee, peeling out the votes, closing the prescription drug hole in the budget c republicans voted no. we don't want it close -- we don't want to close the doughnut hole. protecting americans from insurance caps, banning lifetime limits on health care coverage, this is a vote,

James Jordan

9:22:03 to 9:22:23( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: that's all the vote was on. 15 republicans from the budget committee voted no, we don't want to protect americans from the caps and ban annual lifetime limits. holding health insurance companies accountable. 15 republicans said, no. we don't want to hold them accountable. bringing down the cost of

James Jordan

9:22:24 to 9:22:45( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: insurance, providing a tax credit to small businesses, 15 republicans voted for a tax credit for because their consultants and pollsters told them they couldn't let this bill pass. out of 15 republicans on each one of these votes, a majority of the republicans on all of

James Jordan

9:22:46 to 9:23:09( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: these votes, out of the 15 voted no. we don't want to do it. in some to all the 15. ladies and gentlemen, madam speaker, we have an opportunity here to make history, but that's not why we're doing it.

James Jordan

9:23:10 to 9:23:30( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: we're doing it because this government, from its inception, this government, from its inception, has had a moral mission. a moral mission to protect and empower its citizens. and when an industry, and their unsavory business practices,

James Jordan

9:23:31 to 9:23:47( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: are hurting the american people, we have a moral obligation to intervene. we have a moral obligation to empower by making sure that our citizens are free to go in and have expanded choice, that they

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