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House Proceeding 07-22-09 on Jul 22nd, 2009 :: 1:32:10 to 1:36:10
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John R. Carter

1:32:07 to 1:32:27( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: appreciate the support we've got and i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 1933. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. mr. carter of texas. for what purpose does the gentleman fromize? mr. carter: addr for five minutes and revise an extend. the speaker pro tempore: without

John R. Carter

1:32:10 to 1:36:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John R. Carter

John R. Carter

1:32:28 to 1:32:49( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: objection. mr. carter: thank you, mr. speaker. jobs, jobs, jobs. americans are asking where are the jobs. with the unemployment rate at 9.7%, democrats continue to push job-killing bills, first cap and tax and now a plan to socialize health care. we all agree our health care system is clearly in need of

John R. Carter

1:32:50 to 1:33:11( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: reform. health care costs too much. families and individuals are seeing their premiums rise and businesses are having to drop or significantly reduce their coverage to make ends meet. employees are wondering why their plan no longer covers things like dental or vision. the answer is, the costs are

John R. Carter

1:33:12 to 1:33:33( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: forcing employers to reduce coverage. however, the democrat government control health care bill actually makes things worse. non-partisan congressional budget office says it will raise prices even higher and increase taxes. the democrats' health care bill also hurts the quality of health

John R. Carter

1:33:34 to 1:33:57( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: care, cuts thousands of jobs and deficient states state economies. just too many problems with the democrat health bill to use the five-minute speech, so i will focus on one job-killing section, section 1156, which would be the death of physician-owned hospitals.

John R. Carter

1:33:58 to 1:34:19( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: they are a huge job creator and a medical innovator in texas and throughout the country. texas has more existing and planned physician hospitals than any other state. to be exact, texas has 50 physician-owned hospitals that provide 22,000 jobs and

John R. Carter

1:34:20 to 1:34:42( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: contribute $2.3 billion to texas' economy annually. let me repeat, this little provision in the democrat -government health plan, kills tens of thousands of jobs, tens of millions of tax dollars and over $1 billion of economic activity in the state.

John R. Carter

1:34:43 to 1:35:03( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: section 1156 becomes law, 104 physician-owned hospitals currently under construction would be lost. this would cost the people of texas, 20,000 jobs and $5 billion in investment. constituents in my district are letting me know how devastating this provision is for texas.

John R. Carter

1:35:04 to 1:35:24( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: hospitals like the hart hospital in austin, rated number one for heart attacks, would not be able to build new hospitals and could only expand after going through several layers of bureaucracies. this is one small portion of the democrat government-run plan and it kills jobs and others kill

John R. Carter

1:35:25 to 1:35:46( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: jobs. in a poll of 5,000 of my constituents, 82% oppose the democrat plan. nationwide, polling indicates the majority of americans are opposed to the democrat an. let's listen to our constituents and defeat this government-run takeover of our health care.

John R. Carter

1:35:47 to 1:36:07( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. mr. buchanan of florida. mr. sablan. fowhat purpose does gentleman

John R. Carter

1:36:08 to 1:36:12( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: rise? mr. sablan: revise and extend my

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