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House Proceeding 07-30-09 on Jul 30th, 2009 :: 1:36:00 to 1:37:40
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Allyson Y. Schwartz

1:35:56 to 1:36:16( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: option, does our legislation demand that a person has to join the public option? how does that wor in our ms. schwartz: it's a really good question. i think -- of course not. we are not in any way people where they have to get their coverage. where they have to buy their insurance. if people get a subsidy, and really understand that

Allyson Y. Schwartz

1:36:00 to 1:37:40( Edit History Discussion )
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Allyson Y. Schwartz

1:36:17 to 1:36:37( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: everyone's going to have to pay something. we are not giving away too much free here. this is really everyone's going to pay their share. we are going to help people. we are also saying to them, we have said to the insurance companies. come in and compete. that's great. we are going to create a marketplace where new products to another 30, --

Allyson Y. Schwartz

1:36:38 to 1:36:58( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: 30 million, almost 40 million people, each of those businesses, filies, small businesses will be able to choose between private insurance companies and a public option. i see that the public option is a -- an opportunity to ensure that there really is competition. because i think many of the markets across the country we have one major insurance

Allyson Y. Schwartz

1:36:59 to 1:37:21( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: provider. that's it. so not a lot of competion. we believe in the free market system, you need competion there. we only have one product to buy, it'sery expensive, you don't have any choice. what we are trying to say here -- the insurance companies, i want to give them -- i'm happy to beat up on insurance companies, they have said if everyone's in, they want to be able to have the opportunity to

Allyson Y. Schwartz

1:37:22 to 1:37:40( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: sell a good product to people. that's fine. we are fine with that. we want them to step up to the plate and offer new insurance product to individuals and small groups. and again as mr. mcdermott said, make sure it covers certain benefits. it doesn't exclude people. it doesn't cherry pick as you say. there are going to be rules. we are going to make sure the

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