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House Proceeding 06-09-09 on Jun 9th, 2009 :: 4:44:55 to 4:51:30
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Paul Braun, Jr.

4:44:52 to 4:45:13( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: these firms, but just to mentio a few, wal-mart stores, xerox corporation, well point incorporated, wire howser company, national restaurant association, bank of america, national association of health underwriters, signa corporation, chrysler l.l.c nike. i could go on and on.

Paul Braun, Jr.

4:44:55 to 4:51:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Paul Braun, Jr.

4:45:14 to 4:45:34( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: that's just maybe 5% of the number of companies that are part of this national coalition on benefits that are so oppos to this idea of a public plan which our colleagues at the 30-something group just an hour ago touted so strongly. at this point i would like to creeled to my good friend and colleague from georgia, dr. paul

Paul Braun, Jr.

4:45:35 to 4:45:55( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: broun. mr. broun: i thank, dr. gingrey, for yielding -- i thank you, dr. gingrey, for yielding. i think the american people need said as a candidate and go back to what dr. fleming was talking about just a few minutes ago about the options. republicans are are offering options because certainly we

Paul Braun, Jr.

4:45:56 to 4:46:19( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: need to do something about health care financing. people are hurting health care expenses have gotten too high. medicine's too high in the drug store, doctor bills are too high. doctors are actually earning less money today. when ias practicing full time prior to coming to congress i was making in real dollars less money than i did 20 years ago

Paul Braun, Jr.

4:46:20 to 4:46:40( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: and seeing as many or more patients and we've seen the whole health care system being strained tremendously. but candidate obama talked about giving the american public options, a public versus private option. he said if you like your current insurance, fine, stay there. but as dr. fleming was talking

Paul Braun, Jr.

4:46:41 to 4:47:04( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: about just a few minutes ago, what president obama's actually offering us is a reduced-price health care financing system that's going to take away people's choices. it's going to take away their ability to choose their doctor. it's going to take away their ability to choose the hospital, what medicines that they have. it's going to delay them being

Paul Braun, Jr.

4:47:05 to 4:47:25( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: able to get needed procedures, surgeries, delayed in getting x-rays that are needed, ordered by their doctor. it's going to take the choices away from the patient and it's going to put those choices in the hands of a washington bureaucrat. and i don't think the american

Paul Braun, Jr.

4:47:26 to 4:47:46( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: people want that. i'm not sure that they understand yet what we're talking about tonight in our second opini, that government-run health care is not going to give them the choices that they're used to today, they're not going to be able to stay in their private plans because they're going to be priced out of the market,

Paul Braun, Jr.

4:47:47 to 4:48:08( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: they're going to have to go to that government-sponsored plan that is going to markedly narrow their choices and what it's going to do is the going to kill people because we saw in the stimulus bill a new program set up in the federal government to

Paul Braun, Jr.

4:48:09 to 4:48:30( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: look at cost effectiveness and comparative effectiveness, comparing the effectiveness of health care decisions and age is going to be one of those measures of how those decisions are going to be made. and we already see this happening in canada. we already see it happening in all the socialized health care systems around the world.

Paul Braun, Jr.

4:48:31 to 4:48:51( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: when people have celebrated a few birthdays and get in what grown up in down in georgia folks talked about long in the tooth, a little white-haired, as i'm turning to be, then what happens in those government-run health care systems is they just deny the procedures, deny the

Paul Braun, Jr.

4:48:52 to 4:49:12( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: tests, deny the care that the people need to stay alive. and people just die. now, in canada the system that many tout, many on the other side in the democratic party tout the canadian system and others, if you are a certain age and need a kidney transplant,

Paul Braun, Jr.

4:49:13 to 4:49:33( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: you just don't get it. if you need by pass surgery, if u're a -- bypass surgery, if you're a certain age, you get on a list but you never get off the list, you just die. if you need medications, you're denied those. if you need cancer treatment, you just don't get those. we in this country, with the

Paul Braun, Jr.

4:49:34 to 4:49:56( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: health care that we as physicians can give, we've made marked strides since i graduated from the medical college of georgia in how people survive various forms of cancers. back, in fact i think dr. roe will talk about breast cancer, because he talks about that

Paul Braun, Jr.

4:49:57 to 4:50:17( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: frequently, but our breast cancer survival rates in this country are extremely good. in other countries where they have socialized medicine, people die of that disease. heart disease, diabetes, you go down the list of all these chronic diseases. in socialized health care

Paul Braun, Jr.

4:50:18 to 4:50:42( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: systems, as this administration and the leership in this house, in the senate across the way, want to take us, it's going to take away people's choices. they're not going to be able to get the care that they desperately need to stay alive and it's just the wrong thing to

Paul Braun, Jr.

4:50:43 to 4:51:07( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: do and dr. beginning --, -- and, dr. gingrey, i appreciate your being one of the co-chairmen of the doctors' caucus and helping the american people to understand the direction that we're being led by ts leadership, the liberal leadership in this house and this senate because the not going toe in the best interest of the american public and it's

Paul Braun, Jr.

4:51:08 to 4:51:29( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: financial collapse as dr. fleming was talking about. it's going to be exasperated -- exacerbated and people are going to be exacerbated because of this rationing of care, taking away their choices and some federal government bureaucrat in washington, d.c., is going to

Paul Braun, Jr.

4:51:30 to 4:51:31( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: make those health decisions for

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