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House Proceeding 03-20-10 on Mar 20th, 2010 :: 2:40:50 to 2:44:05
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Douglas Lamborn

2:40:46 to 2:41:07( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: dollar nass wise way. we need to move forward on health care reform. the speak pro tempore: the gentleman from colorado is recognized. mr. lamborn: republicans believe we can have health reform and should without government takeover of 1/6 of our nation's economy. republicans have introduced over 70 bills that offer free

Douglas Lamborn

2:40:50 to 2:44:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Douglas Lamborn

2:41:08 to 2:41:28( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: market solutions to health care reform and one of those is h.r. 3400. h.r. 3400, a bill i co-sponsored is the empowering patients first act. it gives access to coverage for all americans, it does this in large part by ex-tanding the tax deduction which right now unfairly only goes to corporate

Douglas Lamborn

2:41:29 to 2:41:50( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: employees and says everyone american can have this tax deduction. that unless you have your insurance and not be dependent on your job to provide it for you. that way you can take it with you. it becomes portable. you have less to fear from e-existing conditions. coverage will be truly owned by the patient under h.r. 3400.

Douglas Lamborn

2:41:51 to 2:42:11( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: the individual market has expanded. things like pooling mechanisms where national associations can form together, use national economies of scale to form membership plans and accounts to pool across state lines. right now, that's not aloud under law. -- not allowed under law.

Douglas Lamborn

2:42:12 to 2:42:32( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: an reing in out of control costs. we can do this through the medical liability system. the bills we may vote on tomorrow do nothing about medical tort reform. that's a huge drive over defensive medicine and needless cost in our health care system but if we, for instance,

Douglas Lamborn

2:42:33 to 2:42:53( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: established administrative health care tribunals known as health care in each state, added provider established best practice measures and encourage the speedy resolution of claim, we would do thicks to cut down on the cost of defensive medicine. republicans have solutions that unfortunately have not been allowed to come to this floor for a vote.

Douglas Lamborn

2:42:54 to 2:43:16( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: we also have about 100 votes being heard as we spk over in the rules committee and i doubt at a single one of those rules will be labeled in order for voting on the floor tomorrow. let me conclude by reading some lines out of today's "wall street journal." they have summed it up better than anyone can. this is the lead editorial in

Douglas Lamborn

2:43:17 to 2:43:39( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: today's "wall street journal." a sf-governing democracy, it concludes, can of course decide what it wants, that it wants to become this kind of super welfare state. but if the year-long debate over obamacare has proven anything, it's that americans want no such thing. there is no polling majority or

Douglas Lamborn

2:43:40 to 2:44:01( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: any bipartisan suppot, much less a rough national consensus for this expansion of government power. the election of scott brown in massachusetts for ted kennedy's seat, of all thing, was as direct a referendum as you could have. if the health bill passes in the house, it will only do so the way it did in the senate.

Douglas Lamborn

2:44:02 to 2:44:07( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: with a narrow, partisan majority. abetted by political bribery

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