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House Proceeding 07-23-09 on Jul 23rd, 2009 :: 3:29:10 to 3:32:00
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Steve King

3:29:08 to 3:29:29( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: and then they die. mr. king: reclaiming my time. i would add to this that in this bill there's also language in there that sets up government counselors to go and see the family and talk to the children of people who are aging and presumably to counsel them on hospice care and end of life

Steve King

3:29:10 to 3:32:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Steve King

Steve King

3:29:30 to 3:29:51( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: decisions and so to avoid the costs of taking care of people when they get older. this is going to be an economic equation that's going to be counseled by people who will end up -- they'll go to college to learn how to do this. they'll get a government check, a check from the federal government, to go and visit the children of our senior citizens and perhaps our senior citizens

Steve King

3:29:52 to 3:30:15( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: and counsel them in why a pacemaker is not a good option why pain pills are a good option instead. this is -- this changes our values. when i think about the president answering that question with recommending a prescription for pain pills, even after the fact, what kind of arrogance does it

Steve King

3:30:16 to 3:30:38( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: take for an individual who, let me just say, has no medical training, has not exa patient, just simply tosses out a prescription because he's president of the united states. that is a very high degree of self-confidence and that is very much an understatement on my part. i'd illustrate also what happens with the health insurance when

Steve King

3:30:39 to 3:31:00( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: you see the private health insurance plans that get crowded into the qualified health benefits plan competing against the publix, they will have set up under this bill a very similar scenario what they had when the federal government decided to get into the flood insurance business. w you can look across the country and try to buy a private flood insurance plan and all you

Steve King

3:31:01 to 3:31:22( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: can find on the market is a federal flood insurance plan, because the federal plan crowded out the private plans and crowded it out because they didn't charge premiums that reflected the risk. and the result is the federal flood insurance plan is $18 billion in the red. they have starved out all the competition.

Steve King

3:31:23 to 3:31:43( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: the government as a monopoly on flood insurance, they set the premiums and the taxpayers in america are flood insurance for other americans to the tune of $18 billion. that's the deficit. when government gets in this business, we lose those automatic checks and balances that come with competition. we lose the human nature of

Steve King

3:31:44 to 3:32:01( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: dealing with people individual . i don't want to be in these decisions, these end of life decisions. i don't want to write the rules for that. i wouldn't think that a president would want to make such a prescription of takehe pain pills, old age is terminal. take a pain pill until it's over.

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