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House Proceeding 06-11-09 on Jun 11th, 2009 :: 2:13:35 to 2:15:05
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Charles W. Dent

2:13:35 to 2:13:57( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: for these government programs don't sign up. mr. dent: the gentleman pointed out an interesting point, mentioned the massachusetts health care experiment. they had a universal mandate for coverage duh but did not do anything to deal with the cost issue. what happened in massachusetts

Charles W. Dent

2:13:35 to 2:15:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Charles W. Dent

Charles W. Dent

2:13:58 to 2:14:18( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: is why -- while the number of those provided coverage through the programs, the costs rose. but the ability of the taxpayers to meet the rising costs was limited. what does the government do? it restricts care. it denies treatments. it denies service. it rations care. that's sort of a microcome.

Charles W. Dent

2:14:19 to 2:14:39( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: that's what happens in massachusetts and perhaps other western european countries or canada. i'm not here to either praise or condemn those systems. in western europe, the united kingdom, or anywhere else. they're difrent systems. people need to understand that. what happens in those systems when the costs continue to rise

Charles W. Dent

2:14:40 to 2:15:02( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: for health care and there aren't the tax dollars to meet the costs they deny care. i think we all know that -- we know that people are concerned about cures, not treatments. they want to be tread like human beings, not numbers. unfortunately, that can happen in those systems when off single payer system, take a

Charles W. Dent

2:15:03 to 2:15:05( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: number, wait for dialysis, wait for hip replacement if you can

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