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House Proceeding 06-11-09 on Jun 11th, 2009 :: 3:04:40 to 3:07:55
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Allyson Y. Schwartz

3:04:36 to 3:04:57( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: throughout the health care system not just involving one person. . i think that's an important and go point is that one of the other points i make, we're also trying to do in health care reform in terms of prevention and chronic disee managent is that in so many health

Allyson Y. Schwartz

3:04:40 to 3:07:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Allyson Y. Schwartz

3:04:58 to 3:05:18( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: policies people buy, the up front costs are really on them and so the preventive services, the screen, the early intervention, those simple doctor visits that can reduce the incidence of disease and keep you out of the hospital, keep you hlthy, sometimes you have to pay out of pocket.

Allyson Y. Schwartz

3:05:19 to 3:05:39( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: some people say, you should pay out of the pocket. i think what people have to understand is that what we're doing in health care reform very much about a share responsibility. we're talking about providing subsidies for low-income rking people. everyone has to pay into the system.

Allyson Y. Schwartz

3:05:40 to 3:06:01( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: we're going to keep the employer-based system and help people on the lower income be able to pay fornsurance, either private insurance or public option. we should be proving incentives for people to seek care, not wait too long or wait until they're sick. i did want to just finish up by

Allyson Y. Schwartz

3:06:02 to 3:06:22( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: saying this health care reform effort that we are engaged in is complicated. but it's also very important. we want to make sure that again our businesses are able to continue to provide health coverage for employees that are -- that families can afford it on their own and small

Allyson Y. Schwartz

3:06:23 to 3:06:43( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: businesses can afford to pay for health care and government can continue to meet our obligations under medicare for our seniors, something so important. we're only going to be able to do that if we do a better job of incentivizing reimbursement for a delivery system, medical providers, doctors, nurses, all the many health care

Allyson Y. Schwartz

3:06:44 to 3:07:04( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: practioners are so important to us, unless we make sure that they are -- they have the reimbursement, they have the tools to be able to provide the care in the right the community to help us have the information we need to have the right medical advice to work with us to be healthier. at the end of the day, our hope, i believe, is not only

Allyson Y. Schwartz

3:07:05 to 3:07:27( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: that we will extend coverage, not only that we will contain costs, not only that we'll improve quality, but at the end of the day, americans will be healthier. and if americans are healthier, we will in fact contain costs and be able to afford to make sure that we have no child in america without health coverage

Allyson Y. Schwartz

3:07:28 to 3:07:48( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: weon't have families who are bankrupt as a result, families who aren't worried because ty have a member of the family with chronic disease and can't get insurance, if they c act responsibly, that's something we want to do it's a goal the president has set out and a goal many of us have worked on.

Allyson Y. Schwartz

3:07:49 to 3:07:55( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: i look forward to standing on this floor and having the opportunity to vote for comprehensive health care reform that will contain costs

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