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House Proceeding 07-17-09 on Jul 17th, 2009 :: 0:27:20 to 0:30:05
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Dan Burton

0:27:01 to 0:27:21( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: five minutes each. mr. burton. for what purpose does the gentleman rise? mr. burton: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for five minutes and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for five minutes.

Dan Burton

0:27:20 to 0:30:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dan Burton

Dan Burton

0:27:22 to 0:27:42( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: mr. burton: i want my colleagues, mr. speaker, to listen to what ps when you have socialized medicine. this is a canadian story i'm going to tell you, there's more than one. this is from shona holmes, she said after suffering crushing headaches and vision problems, i was diagnosed with a brain tumor four years ago.

Dan Burton

0:27:43 to 0:28:03( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: she was told if it wasn't removed she'd go blind or die. american doctors at the mayo clinic said to me, you had a brain tumor pressing on your optic chasm and it needed to come out immediately. holmes was told in canada she had to wait four months to se an endocrineologist and six

Dan Burton

0:28:04 to 0:28:25( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: months for a neurologist. mayo clinic got her right away because they couldn't get to her fast enough to canada. she ended up having to pay about $100,000 because they couldn't take care of the problem in canada as that health care system was supposed to do. she and her husband were forced to put a second mortgage on their ohm and -- home and borrow money from family and

Dan Burton

0:28:26 to 0:28:48( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: friends. there's another story, the kingston general hospital in ontario, they have staggering delays. senator mcco body claims on average there's a 340-day wait for knee replacements and 196-day wait for hip replacements. the chief of staff at the hospital says, quote, in our canada health care system, we're looking at what we have

Dan Burton

0:28:49 to 0:29:09( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: to do to prioritize patients. they're on somebody's waiting list if they have a problem. they have to wait. another cade canadian has a heart condition that could cause a stroke but he has a three-month or more wait for an operation to correct it. socialized medicine, government-controlled health care does not work.

Dan Burton

0:29:10 to 0:29:31( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: it costs a lot of money and you have to wait and they ration care. this is the program that the democrats are promising. and all of these white areas are new agencies of government that you're going to have to go through to get your health care and it's going to cost between $1 trillion and $3 trillion over the next decade.

Dan Burton

0:29:32 to 0:29:52( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: that's money we don't have and money we're going to have to print or borrow. it's going to cause inflation. we not only have a health care problem we're going to create, much worse than anything we face today, something that's going to be equivalent to what they're doing in canada and england, which does not provide care for those people and rations care and it costs through the nose.

Dan Burton

0:29:53 to 0:30:06( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: the american people need to know these facts. my colleagues on the democrat side are trying to rush this through before the august recess so the american people won't know what all this means. i t we need more time so the

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