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House Proceeding 03-18-10 on Mar 18th, 2010 :: 0:32:45 to 0:37:50
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Dan Burton

0:32:42 to 0:33:02( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: this legislation, the women of america need health care reform. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman -- jt yields back. mr. jones of north carolina -- the gentlewoman yields back. mr. jones of north carolina. without objection, the gentleman from indiana is recognized for five minutes. mr. burton: revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: objection. mr. burton: it is so nice, mr.

Dan Burton

0:32:45 to 0:37:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dan Burton

Dan Burton

0:33:03 to 0:33:24( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: speaker, to see these fine-looking young ladies out here today talking about health care. i really appreciate it. you know, it's time that we saw all of you out here tonight. i mean, it's really nice to se you. and i appreciate you taking the time to be here. there's just a few things, ladies, that you really haven't talked about. you keep talking about this as if this is the only approach to

Dan Burton

0:33:25 to 0:33:45( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: solving the health care problem. you don't mention that for trillions of dollars less, trillions of dollars less, money that we don't have, the republicans have proposed a bill that would allow people to buy insurance across state lines so they cou get the very best rates, we provided a bill that

Dan Burton

0:33:46 to 0:34:06( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: would deal with people t help them get medical savings accounts so they could put their money into a savings account tax-free as well as their employers and then they would use that money and they would decide when they need to go to the doctor and when not. and if they didn't use it, it would build up in the bank account and if they used it there would be a major m policy, also tax-free, that

Dan Burton

0:34:07 to 0:34:27( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: would take them up to an undetermined amount of money, maybe $100,000. you didn't mention that our bill says that you can take your insurance with you from one company to another when you move. that's what i ink most people want. they want to make sure that there's portability. you didn't mention that we want companies, small companies, to be able to band together in our

Dan Burton

0:34:28 to 0:34:49( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: bill so that they can buy insurance at the rates that the major?6 corporations do. that's a pretty good alternative. you didn't mention that we want tort reform which will definitely lower the cost of insurance because there won't be all these frivolous lawsuits by truly attorneys and incidentally, you don't have any of that in your bill because the

Dan Burton

0:34:50 to 0:35:10( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: trial attorneys you like because they support you and they support the president and the trial attorneys have got this bill in their pocket and it's unfortunate. you don't mention that our bill does cover pre-existing conditions and it doesn't cost us much money. you don't mention that our bill provides a safety net for the people who are uninsured which

Dan Burton

0:35:11 to 0:35:33( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: will deal with a lot of the problems you've been talking about tonight. you don't mention we'll have a safety net for indigent people who can't afford insurance. doctors across this country don't want this bill. hospitals across this country

Dan Burton

0:35:34 to 0:35:55( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: don't want this bill. the people across this country overwhelmingly don't want this bill. do you know why? becae it's going to cost trillions of dollars we don't have. you know who's goingo pay for all this? the budget is $3.7trillion or

Dan Burton

0:35:56 to 0:36:18( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: $3.8 trillion we don't have. this is a new entitlement, it's going to cost trillions of dollars we don't have. we're not going to be able to borrow that money from china and japan and these other countries around the world for very long. what are we going to?6 do? we're going to print the money. americans e watching tonight,

Dan Burton

0:36:19 to 0:36:39( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: they say, hey, don't worry about it, they'll print more money. so you have $1,000 in the bank right now and they print twice as much money, you still have the $1,000, but it's only worth $500.

Dan Burton

0:36:40 to 0:37:02( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: in your bill, the taxes go up by $569.2 billion. that's chump chang. don't worry about that. the american people can afford it. heck. with 10% unemployment, i'mure the american people are saying, man, raise my taxes. the small businessman wants you to raise his taxes. if you raise his taxes, he won't be able to hire people he

Dan Burton

0:37:03 to 0:37:23( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: may say, i'm going to take a boat and take my business overseas, we can't handle this anymore because taxes are so high. but what the heck, who cares, it's just money. the bottom line is, we all want the same thing, that is to solve our health care problems. but we don't want to dig a hole our kids and grandkids will ver get out of.

Dan Burton

0:37:24 to 0:37:44( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: they'll be paying higher taxes and be dealing with inflation and look back on our generation and say, why did you do that to us? why did you do that to us? so when you tell the american people all the things you're telling tonight about these people are going to be covered and everything else, tell the this -- we've got a plan that will do it, too, and it will do

Dan Burton

0:37:45 to 0:37:50( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: it for a heck of a lot less money, it won't put the government in control of health care and have bureaucrats

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