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House Proceeding 06-03-09 on Jun 3rd, 2009 :: 2:54:55 to 2:56:25
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Chris Murphy

2:54:51 to 2:55:13( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: private companies. it's the federal government througblue cross or whatever it may be. it's private companies offering the insurance. but the beauty of course is spreading the risk. mr. murphy: and giving people choice. this gets back to the fact that -- and mr. kagen was talking about this at the beginning. if consumers know what they're buying. if they can really compare the

Chris Murphy

2:54:55 to 2:56:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy

2:55:14 to 2:55:35( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: cost of a to b and as ms. schwartz said, they know the terms of what they're buying, they're going to make smart choices. and many of us here in congress who would like for individuals to simply have the toppings buy into even the plan that federal employees and members of congress we have the benefit of

Chris Murphy

2:55:36 to 2:55:56( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: get, we option of doing that. if it costs less in their particular region then buy it. if it costs more, they won't. no subsidy from taxpayers, no check from the general treasury. just the cost of providing that plan. the fact is, the plan that is run or sponsored by the federal

Chris Murphy

2:55:57 to 2:56:20( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: government, it might be cheaper for people. maybe it doesn't have the same profit motive that the private insurers have. maybe it's found a way to get administrative omarketing costs down. maybe it doesn't have to return money to shareholders li private plans do. but all we think is that indi there should bthat choice.

Chris Murphy

2:56:21 to 2:56:25( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: like i have the choice to buy private health care in the

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