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House Proceeding on Jul 31st, 2007 :: 8:23:07 to 8:27:13
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Patrick T. McHenry

8:22:06 to 8:23:07( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Patrick T. McHenry

Patrick T. McHenry

8:22:57 to 8:23:07( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: the applause. mr. chairman, i think it's important that we do everything we can to save money in light of the fact that we're creating a massive new entitlement program later this week with

Paul Ryan

8:23:07 to 8:23:19( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: this bill that's coming to the floor. i think it's important that we show leadership in every facet of the federal government. that's why this amendment, which now i believe, saves $100,000

Paul Ryan

8:23:07 to 8:27:13( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan

8:23:19 to 8:23:31( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: from the usda administrative accounting budget is worth supporting simply because of the fact that the new schip bill opens a whole new open-ended entitlement. in the past, schip has always

Paul Ryan

8:23:31 to 8:23:43( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: been a program that was capped, had an authorization. now we have a program that has no income limits, that requires people to actually self-certify. if they say they're eligible, they're

Paul Ryan

8:23:43 to 8:23:55( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: eligible. anybody can get it. warren buffett's child can get schip support. more important is the fact is this, mr. speaker, the reason it's important to save $100,000 from the usda budget is it's

Paul Ryan

8:23:55 to 8:24:10( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: going to cost a lot of money when this schip bill passes and it pushes people out of private health insurance onto government health insurance. 89% of the children and families with incomes

Paul Ryan

8:24:10 to 8:24:23( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: between 300% and 400% of poverty and 95% of families with incomes above 400% above poverty have private health insurance. what this bill will do is push those children out of the private health

Paul Ryan

8:24:23 to 8:24:38( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: insurance that their parents and their employers are paying for and make taxpayers pay for that health insurance. this is an enormous, enormous expansion of a government program which takes

Paul Ryan

8:24:38 to 8:24:51( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: choice away from patients on health insurance and makes them take this government and one-size-fits-all driven health care. and that's why we need to support taking $100,000 from the administrative

Paul Ryan

8:24:51 to 8:25:05( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: budget. this bill, as it left the ways and means committee, was $76 billion over budget in that it violated the majority's pay-go by $76 billion. the bill that was brought to the energy and

Paul Ryan

8:25:05 to 8:25:21( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: commerce committee wasn't reported out was $91 billion pay-go noncompliant. why is this, mr. speaker? well, the other reason why i think we need to cut $100,000 from the usda's administrative

Paul Ryan

8:25:21 to 8:25:32( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: budget is that it cuts medicare. they raid the medicare trust fund and they cut and evis rate the medicare program. mr. chairman, i bet every one of us has done a town hall meeting, whereby we've

Paul Ryan

8:25:32 to 8:25:44( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: heard our constituents say, you know what, you people in congress ought to give us the same insurance you have. mr. chairman, that's exactly what medicare advantage is. just like we as members

Paul Ryan

8:25:44 to 8:25:55( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: of congress have, just like we in the federal employment health benefit, we have the ability to choose among providers who are competing against each other for our benefit. we get to choose

Paul Ryan

8:25:55 to 8:26:07( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: among providers. we have choice. that's exactly what we're giving to medicare beneficiaries with the medicare advantage program. these plans compete against each other for the beneficiary's

Paul Ryan

8:26:07 to 8:26:18( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: business. and each medicare beneficiary gets to choose traditional medicare or medicare advantage plan. and that active choice has driven down prices as it has driven up quality and customer

Paul Ryan

8:26:18 to 8:26:33( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: satisfaction. the bill coming to the floor this week will cut three million people off the medicare advantage program. it will say to all those people who chose to have this plan that gives

Paul Ryan

8:26:33 to 8:27:13( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: them comprehensive medicare coverage know that you have the one-size-fits--all government monopoly program. you can't have the choice that members of congress have. that's why we need to cut $100,000 from the

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