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House Proceeding 03-20-10 on Mar 20th, 2010 :: 1:05:50 to 1:09:00
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Douglas Lamborn

1:05:42 to 1:06:02( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: having no further requests, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back his time. the gentleman from colorado. mr. lamborn: mr. speaker, i'd like to inquire how much time our side has remaining. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman has nine minutes remaing. mr. lamborn: thank you. i yield myself such time as i may consume. let me just continue where i left of a few moments ago talking about this huge bill

Douglas Lamborn

1:05:50 to 1:09:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Douglas Lamborn

Douglas Lamborn

1:06:03 to 1:06:25( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: tomorrow that affects our nation's freedom so much on health care. and let me just point out that our side of the aisle, the republicans have introduced 70 bills that offer free-market solutions to health care reform that do not take over america's system of health care. for instance, one solution,

Douglas Lamborn

1:06:26 to 1:06:46( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: h.r. 3400, is the empowering patients first act. this particular bill would do three things, mr. speaker. number one, it gives access to coverage for all americans. it makes the purchase of health care financially feasible for all by extending the income tax deduction on health care premiums to those who purchase coverage in the nongroup or

Douglas Lamborn

1:06:47 to 1:07:07( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: individual markets. right now you only have this tax break if you're an employee of a corporation. that's not fair to all americans. everyone should have that same tax break. the beauty of that is that you would have a tax advantaged purchase price on your health care premiums and you would own that premium.

Douglas Lamborn

1:07:08 to 1:07:30( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: it wouldn't have to come to you through your job. and then it would be portable. if you go to another job, if you transfer, if you lose your job, you don't lose your coverage. it goes with you when you buy it yourself. that's why that point is so important. number two, coverage is truly owned by the patients. like i said, this gives greater choice and portability and it

Douglas Lamborn

1:07:31 to 1:07:51( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: expands the individual market. we can also to accomplish this goal create pooling mechanisms such as association health plans. i have friends who are realtors in the real estate industry. they would love to form a national assoation of real estate agents and brokers and employees all over this country. that assoation would have

Douglas Lamborn

1:07:52 to 1:08:12( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: tremendous buying power and economies of scale. but right now that's prohibited by law that's a commonsense solution that republicans have offered, and i dare say would have bipartisan support in this body. and thirdly, we need to rein in out-of-control costs, and 3400 does that as well. it rorms the medical

Douglas Lamborn

1:08:13 to 1:08:33( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: liability system. it establishes administrative health care try bunals, you can call them health ports, in each state and adds affirmative defense. that would be a defense if you're charged with some kind of malpractice as a provider. this would encourage, also, the

Douglas Lamborn

1:08:34 to 1:08:54( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: speedy resolution of claims a would cap noneconomic damages. so mr. speaker, let me just conclude by saying that there are reforms that the republicans have offered that would be not a massive overhaul of 1/6 of our nation's economy and would incorporate free-market mechanisms and

Douglas Lamborn

1:08:55 to 1:09:00( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: procedur that the american people would be much more comfortable in. if you look at the pooling, the

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