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House Proceeding 03-19-10 on Mar 19th, 2010 :: 1:49:05 to 1:51:30
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Steven C. LaTourette

1:49:01 to 1:49:21( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: not take an sweetheart backroom deal objectional. at least be consistent. mr. latourette: i want to elaborate for a minute on the gentleman's point about the snurnings. in all theemarks the president was recrenly in ohio a suburb of cleveland, giving

Steven C. LaTourette

1:49:05 to 1:51:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Steven C. LaTourette

1:49:22 to 1:49:42( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: what was described as his closing argument to get it done and again the health care insurance companies are singled out for being particularly greedy and so forth and so on. so like the pharmaceutical companies, you wouldn't think that there would be any special

Steven C. LaTourette

1:49:43 to 1:50:04( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: provisions for medical insurance companies in the bill. if you said that, you'd be wrong. because again, nebraska rears its ugly head, but also the state of michigan and in that particular case, there are two, i apologize, here we are, in

Steven C. LaTourette

1:50:05 to 1:50:26( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: michigan and nebraska, and just for those of you who -- mr. speaker to those who may follow along at home or on the internet if you go to section 10905 of the senate bill, which we will deem on suay, it levies an annual new health fee, the taxes we're talking about, on all health care insurers.

Steven C. LaTourette

1:50:27 to 1:50:47( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: again, that's -- that additional tax on everybody's health care coverage, which is something that mystifies some of us on this side, if yo reck nays we have a problem with pre-existing conditions and recognize we have a oblem with people who need coverage to get adequate care, why horse around with the other 85% of the people in the country who are satisfied with what they have?

Steven C. LaTourette

1:50:48 to 1:51:08( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: but in order to raise money for th program, a new tax is put on health insurance companies. however, the bill provides an exemption to a group of companies. this will exempt blue cross -blue shield of nebraska and blue cross-blue shield of michigan.

Steven C. LaTourette

1:51:09 to 1:51:29( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: i know the gentleman from michigan, his constituent mace see some benefits for that, but i doubt you're jumping for you over tha like all these special deals, that's not fair. how can it be fair in a competitive marketplace if you're buying insurance from a health care pro-- an insurance company and one company has to

Steven C. LaTourette

1:51:30 to 1:51:30( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: pay a tax and two companies,

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