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House Proceeding 07-28-09 on Jul 28th, 2009 :: 2:25:35 to 2:26:55
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Adam B. Schiff

2:25:32 to 2:25:52( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: americans deserve no less. i yield back the balance of my ti the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. schiff: mr. speaker, as a nation we spend almost twice as much per as anyther country. or about 16% of our gross domestic product. and for all the money we are

Adam B. Schiff

2:25:35 to 2:26:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Adam B. Schiff

2:25:53 to 2:26:13( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: spending, our health care system does not produce the best outcomes. millions of americans have no health care insurance and receive their care at the emergency room. millions more must make the difficult choice of whether to pay their medical bills or pay their mortgage because they can't afford to do both. i support reforms in the health care package that will bring

Adam B. Schiff

2:26:14 to 2:26:34( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: down health care costs by tying payments to outcomes rather than the quantity of tests being run. by ending the government's overpaymenter for prescription drugs. by empowering independent commission to put health care cost reductions before the congress for up or down votes. and by investing in prevention and primary care. one of the choices that should be made available in the health insurance exchange is a public

Adam B. Schiff

2:26:35 to 2:26:55( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: health insurance option. i strongly believe that the advent of a public plan alongside private insurance coverage would achieve a number of beneficial goals providing a greater choice to families and much needed competition with private insurers. the new plan would also use its inherent advantages to control costs over the long term through lower administrative over and ability to bargain for

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