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House Proceeding 07-17-09 on Jul 17th, 2009 :: 1:11:35 to 1:15:24
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Steve King

1:11:21 to 1:11:41( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: service that is protect people? are are we going to ration health care, are we going to let the government set this entire stand united states oam and why would we do that? when we realize that in canada there are whole companies that have sprouted up in canada. just think of them as travel

Steve King

1:11:35 to 1:15:24( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Steve King

Steve King

1:11:42 to 1:12:06( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: agencies that merged with health care services. they realize that the canadians, there is a long -- rule in canada that prohibits person from jumping in line. if you have a pad knee, you're going to wait, it's against the law to move ahead of the line.

Steve King

1:12:07 to 1:12:28( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: if you hurt your hip, 196-day wait. but there are people i canada that can't wait. they can't wait for a hip, they can't wait for a knee, they certainly can't wait for heart surgery, and many do. and so some of the companies, canada, have a policy that's set up as part of their employment policy. when they recruit some of their employees, the package will be here's your salary package,

Steve King

1:12:29 to 1:12:49( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: retirement plan, by the way we have this plan for you if you need heart surgery we'll package this thing up and we'll fly you down to houston for heart surgery or ann arbor or the mayo clinic. this happens on a regular basis. the travel agencies that merge with the health care providing agencies provide the turn key operation.

Steve King

1:12:50 to 1:13:10( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: they take a look, let's just say you need heart surgery in houston. companies will set this up for the individual that can't wait in line, can't live for the line to get short enough that he can get the treatment. so they package this up. but it will be, here's your roundtrip plane ticket from toronto to houston. here's the hotel room you will go to.

Steve King

1:13:11 to 1:13:31( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: here's your transportation on the shuttle bus from the airport to the hotel. and the clini is next door. you'll go over for the examination at x time on this morning. if all of these things hold up and they are comfortable, then you'll go forward with the surgery at such and such a time. here's what it will cost for all of the items, the surgeon,

Steve King

1:13:32 to 1:13:52( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: anesthetic, operating room, the list of all of the incidentals that go into this, they package it all up, you write one check, and american health care saves your life. so does the entrepreneurial nature of the people that set up those businesses in canada to access american health care.

Steve King

1:13:53 to 1:14:13( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: but what a cruel thing to do to the canadians to adopt their plan, or a plan similar to them, obama care health care, where then do the canadians go when they need health care that's urgent? that's lifesaving? or turns them back into productive citizens again. they've got the relief valve of

Steve King

1:14:14 to 1:14:34( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: the united stas today. this scary multicolor technicolor will turn this into 3-d i hope one day model, says to t canadians it could be the end of their options. they could say to the american people it's a whole series of different things we never had to think of before.

Steve King

1:14:35 to 1:14:55( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: why would we give up our freedom? why would we give up our freedom when 70% of us like the health care systems that we have and the health insurance plans that we have and the argument that comes from the democrats consistently is, there are 44 or 47 or they'll often say almost 50 million

Steve King

1:14:56 to 1:15:16( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: people uninsured in america. well, i guess if there's a plan for canadians and they don't have to sign up for it, just show up at the emergency room, if they are not signed up, they are uninsured, too. if you've got a program that takes everybody, whether they are signed up or whether they are not, i wonder how many people are actually signed up in canada.

Steve King

1:15:17 to 1:15:25( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: but if the number let's just say 44, maybe on the outside 47 million, ian take you this way, mr. speaker.

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