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House Proceeding 06-03-09 on Jun 3rd, 2009 :: 2:35:30 to 2:37:20
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Chris Murphy

2:35:27 to 2:35:47( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: lesson and yield back again with my compliments for orgizing this debate and again i do think this is a summer that historians will write about and the discussion here is going to be an important part of it. i yield back. mr. murphy: i thank, mr. courtney, and yo is, you can feel it, i hope, from the folks who are on the floor today, the enthusiasm, the optimism that we have, that i

Chris Murphy

2:35:30 to 2:37:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Chris Murphy

2:35:48 to 2:36:09( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: don't think you felt in this house for a long time. that the forces are aligned in way that they have not been in a long time, to get this effort done and i think your point about people wanting to, you know, stand up the public health care system is an example of what needs to remain and then tear it down is a really good comment.

Chris Murphy

2:36:10 to 2:36:31( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: i'm reminded of a point made by a political columnist who talked out one of the statistics that's very often used by the side, bag -- backing up the status quo. in the canadian health care system you have to wait weeks, if not months for a hip replacement surgery and here in the united states you can get it pretty immediately. what they fail to point out is

Chris Murphy

2:36:32 to 2:36:52( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: that 70% of hip replacement surgeries in the united states are paid for by medicare, are paid for by a government-run health care system. and so we, through our public payment system already, do a pretty good job of getting the people the care they need. the fact is they spend a lot less money on health care in canada than they do here and we're not even talking about

Chris Murphy

2:36:53 to 2:37:14( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: cutting back the amount of money we're spending, we're simply talking about trying to restrain the rate of growth, by reordering the money that we already have in the most expensive health care system in the world. we're going to be able to get good care, no to short waiting times and access to all the people that don't have it.

Chris Murphy

2:37:15 to 2:37:23( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: so with that, so glad that representative schwartz has joined us on the floor, whether it's standing up for primary care physicians or being a

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