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House Proceeding 06-11-09 on Jun 11th, 2009 :: 2:27:55 to 2:30:35
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Charles W. Dent

2:27:42 to 2:28:03( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: eventually a part of our estate to our children. this is a much more flexible way of providing health care. more you. not by a government bureaucracy. i yield. mr. dent: well said. i think we should focus on solutions. we talked a lot about the challenges and the problems and the costs. but it does come down to solutions.

Charles W. Dent

2:27:55 to 2:30:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Charles W. Dent

Charles W. Dent

2:28:04 to 2:28:24( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: i think to sum up what we have been talking about tonight in terms of our solutions, you congressman kirk, have been a great leader on the medical rights act and make sure that that sacred relationship between doctor and patient is not violated. you have to protect that principle and that notion must be protected up front. as we lower the cost of insurance we talked about some ideas about making sure that

Charles W. Dent

2:28:25 to 2:28:45( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: businesses can reach across state lines. that they can reach across state lines, realize greater discounts, so they can provide more affordable coverag to their employees. that's a cost issue. medical liability reform, specifically given some specific examples of things we can do on medical liability reform to help

Charles W. Dent

2:28:46 to 2:29:07( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: lower the cost of care. absolutely critical. we want the states to be innovative. we want them to be innovative. many states, 34 states have high-risk pools. some work reasonably well and others are not effective. how can we help states innovate to provide ways to make sure people receive coverage? particularly that uninsured population? i think we are concerned about,

Charles W. Dent

2:29:08 to 2:29:29( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: that's that population that is chronically uninsured and maybe it's about 10 million people. i don't have the statistics in front of me. er somewhere around 10 million people are chronically uninsured. they are not that under 35 population. but people who really need help and may have a pre-existing condition that prevents them from getting picked up or a person -- right now let's face

Charles W. Dent

2:29:30 to 2:29:50( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: it, a lot of people -- they are afraid of more than losing their jobs, losing their health care coverage. i think we have to make sure we take care of of that population, uninsured, who has a pre-ex-ising condition. that's where we can use the states to be very, very innovative. the other thing we have to talk about, too, we don't talk enough about it, peopl want to see

Charles W. Dent

2:29:51 to 2:30:11( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: medical breakthroughs in the united states. they want quality and they want innovation. and they don't want an average system. i have always been struck -- i visited the country of ecuador once with my family a few years ago, and i was struck. the tour guide was telling me about their national system. then we drove by the hospitals. they are right next to each other.

Charles W. Dent

2:30:12 to 2:30:32( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: the public hospital and the private hospital. you could tell which was which. visually. the private hospital looked like a hotel. very inviting place. the public hospital, unfortunately, looked like a building that was someone run down. two tiers of care. this is a latin american

Charles W. Dent

2:30:33 to 2:30:36( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: countries, some might say third world, nevertheless that's what i saw.

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