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House Proceeding 04-27-09 on Apr 27th, 2009 :: 2:58:50 to 3:00:40
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Phil Gingrey

2:58:46 to 2:59:07( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: mr. scalise: i appreciate your comments and hopefully we can hear more about the experiment and the other ideas you've got that make a lot of sense. yield back to dr. gingrey before we go to the other side of georgia. mr. gingrey: representative scalise, tnk you very much. and just momentarily before we go to east georgia and dr.

Phil Gingrey

2:58:50 to 3:00:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Phil Gingrey

Phil Gingrey

2:59:08 to 2:59:30( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: broun, i did want to show in graphic form on this next slide, this poster that i have, my colleagues, you know, when i talked about the employment -based health insurance, the 119 million, here they are in this pretty green box here, chart,

Phil Gingrey

2:59:31 to 2:59:51( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: showing that 119 million in these private plans under this so-called public default plan will end up over here in this nice orange bar graph showing something like 132 millio people on the government plan.

Phil Gingrey

2:59:52 to 3:00:12( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: and as our colleague from pennsylvania, dr. murphy., was talking about earlier, if that's the model that we want, that's the model that right now, 33% of physicians have closed their practices to medicaid, 12% have closed their practices to

Phil Gingrey

3:00:13 to 3:00:33( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: medicare. why? because these artificially low reimbursement rates do not even cover the doctors' expenses. physicians want to give of their time out of compassion and to preet the poor who -- treat the poor who can't afford health

Phil Gingrey

3:00:34 to 3:00:40( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: care on their own. they are small businessmen and women as well. they have salaries to pay and

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