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House Proceeding 07-15-09 on Jul 15th, 2009 :: 4:07:10 to 4:11:15
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Chris Murphy

4:07:07 to 4:07:28( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: important is because the cost of inaction is $1,800 a year increase. mr. murphy: it's absolutely right. as i was saying earlier, some of that cost is sort of invisible to people because it's buried in their tax bill. all the money we send to emergency rooms to cover the uninsured. all of the extra medicine that's

Chris Murphy

4:07:10 to 4:11:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy

4:07:29 to 4:07:50( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: being practiced out there that doesn't need to be practiced that we are paying through our medicare and medicaid systems. the wages that people because their employers took all the tax breaks money theyarned that year and sent it to the insurance company to pay for increased premiums. that increase in the health care system we are going to see if don't enact health care reform

Chris Murphy

4:08:12 to 4:08:33( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: side of the aisle talk in unison with us about cutting costs. it's another thing to be for the things that cut costs. i want to talk for just one second about the element of the democratic plan that saves our health care system about $100 billion over the next 10 years,

Chris Murphy

4:09:17 to 4:09:37( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: them go there. our nonpartisan budget office has told us that's going to save the health care system about $100 a year. --100 billion year. the commonwealth fund, a nonprofit research group, estimates an individual might be able to save $1,100 a year by choosing that government sponsored health care option.

Chris Murphy

4:09:38 to 4:09:59( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: now, it's up to them whether they want to do that. but we are hearing from both our budget experts here and our budget experts outside of this building that there are real cost savings. mr. ryan, that's why looking at surveys on this issue of whether or not the public wants to have the option to buy

Chris Murphy

4:10:00 to 4:10:20( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: into a public health care plan, every shows that 65%, 83%, 76% , want that option. the most remarkable thing is the highest survey here, survey that shows 83% of people wanting the option to buy into a government

Chris Murphy

4:10:21 to 4:10:42( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: sponsored health plan, that survey was done called edri, essentially all of the major institutional health care companies research arm. so even when the groups out there that are a little bit more skeptical of health care reform do a survey, they find the same thing everybody else finds. i think that there could be some real bipartisan agreement here on cutting costs.

Chris Murphy

4:10:43 to 4:11:04( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: but it's one thing to stand up on the house floor if you are a to cut costs. it's another thing to actually be for legislation that does it. that actually implements cost cutting measures. mr. ryan: that's the money that we reinvest back in, those cost saving measures that we reinvest back in to preventive care.

Chris Murphy

4:11:05 to 4:11:18( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: so that kids will have kids will have ol, which could be the same thing. kids will have hearing checkups. all of these things will be

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