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House Proceeding 07-14-09 on Jul 14th, 2009 :: 2:20:35 to 2:22:45
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Marsha Blackburn

2:20:31 to 2:20:51( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: we have another congresswoman that i greatly respect, congresswoman blackburn from tennessee. you have some more fax? i mean, you lived with it. i yield. mrs. blackburn: i thank the gentleman for yielding. and dr. roe is exactly right. he was a physician practicing medicine or trying to practice medicine under the impact of tin care. i was a legislature trying to

Marsha Blackburn

2:20:35 to 2:22:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Marsha Blackburn

Marsha Blackburn

2:20:52 to 2:21:12( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: figure out -- legislator trying to figure out how to payor it. state senate -- mr. akin: the democrats said it's going to be rlly cheap. it's not hard to pay for. mrs. blackburn: that's an interesting thing. the tennessee plan was put in place in 1994 as the test case for public option, government

Marsha Blackburn

2:21:13 to 2:21:33( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: funded, government delivered health care. the interesting thing now is the white house doesn't want to talk about it because it is an experiment that was not successful. it failed. even our democrat governor has said it has been a disaster. and that was in an a.p. article. mr. akin the governor of the state said

Marsha Blackburn

2:21:34 to 2:21:54( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: it was a disaster in tennessee? mrs. blackburn: yes. and one of the things we need to realize is this. tin care was put in place as an executive order program of the office of the governor. it was an 1115 waiver from c.m.s. the state house and the state senate got the bill of paying for it. what happened after about five

Marsha Blackburn

2:21:55 to 2:22:15( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: years of this program being in place and you had consent decrees and court orders and you had companies that were dropping insurance, 55% of the unrollees on the program were people that were not supposed to be there. they had previously had insurance, and you had a

Marsha Blackburn

2:22:16 to 2:22:36( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: program that was insuring or covering, gold plated program covering 25% of the state's residents. then the costs start to bloom. you see cost shifting onto those who have private insurance. you have restricted access by doctors and hospitals because they are not being paid by the

Marsha Blackburn

2:22:37 to 2:22:46( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: program because there's not enough money to go around. and the costs are absorbing every single new revenue dollar

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