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House Proceeding 09-08-09 on Sep 8th, 2009 :: 1:06:20 to 1:11:50
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Roscoe G. Bartlett

1:06:16 to 1:06:39( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: constitutional power of those who are designated principle officers and commanded by the constitution to report to the house and senate? i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: mr. inglis from south carolina. mr. moran from kansas.

Roscoe G. Bartlett

1:06:20 to 1:11:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Roscoe G. Bartlett

Roscoe G. Bartlett

1:06:43 to 1:07:04( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: mr. bartlett from maryland. without objection. mr. bartlett: madam speaker, i believe that we can all agree the health care reform proposals ignited debates an homes and workplaces all over the country. the intense interest in health care policy by so many americans made this district work period

Roscoe G. Bartlett

1:07:05 to 1:07:25( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: unusually exciting. my offices were busy takg phone calls, emails and having people drop by voicing their concerns. this healthy health care debate has led many americans to become involved in politics for the first time. whenever we in congress do something really important, we need to get outside the beltway because that's where the great

Roscoe G. Bartlett

1:07:26 to 1:07:46( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: wisdom in our country lies. all of us in the congress share three goals for health care reform legislation. we want to make health care insurance more affordable and accessible. we want to improve the quality of health care, we want to reduce the cost of health care. where we disagree is how to accomplish these goals. i would like to share some of what i did and learned

Roscoe G. Bartlett

1:07:47 to 1:08:08( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: concerning health care over the recess period. as a scientist and engineer, i seek out the facts to guide my decisions. i also earn my masters and doctorate degrees in human physiology, the basic medical science. this led me to a 20-year career in teaching anatomy and physical yoling to both medical and nursing students. that's why one of the things i

Roscoe G. Bartlett

1:08:09 to 1:08:30( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: did and my staff did was toead the house leadership bill, h.r. 3200 and the amendments by three house committees. i'm very proud that so many of my constituents were also inte proposed health care reform bills would do and exactly what they say. that's why i posted on my website the house majority bill, 3200, with information about the improved amendments.

Roscoe G. Bartlett

1:08:31 to 1:08:51( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: i also posted on my website an alternative bill that i support, h.r. 3400, the empowering patients first act, deloped out of suggestions by my colleagues in the republican study committee. . besides reading legislation, i also engaged in a lot of listening and dialogue.

Roscoe G. Bartlett

1:08:52 to 1:09:14( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: i my district to get their perspectivebout health care. as a religious of one of my constituents, a cardiologist who practices at frederick memorial hospital, i cardiac labs at washington add vensist hospital on august 27. i was invited to tour the lab

Roscoe G. Bartlett

1:09:15 to 1:09:35( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: by dr. turco, an interventionist cardiologist. he's also the leader of the three washington add van hollenist hospital which volunteered to supervise and assist a joint training venture for physicians in frederick memorial hospital invative procedures in cath labs compared traditional

Roscoe G. Bartlett

1:09:36 to 1:09:57( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: repairs. while i was there in scrubs and mask, i observed a procedure called an endograph, used to repair an the image guided repair a. stint graph a. woven polyester two, was compressed inside a carer in catheter, while viewed

Roscoe G. Bartlett

1:09:58 to 1:10:18( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: on an x-ray monitor, it was inserted through a small invision in the patient's groin and threaded through the catheter through arteries. the stint graph was placed across the aneurysm and released. as it expanded it gripped the wall and bot sides of the aneurysm bypassing the bulge from the inside.

Roscoe G. Bartlett

1:10:19 to 1:10:40( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: i observed this procedure i marveled at boast the advances in our medical research and technology, as well as the dedication to care for human lives represented by this joint venture. this procedure cuts down the recovery time for patients as well as the time required for patients to be in the hospital. one of my greatest concerns about health care reform is

Roscoe G. Bartlett

1:10:41 to 1:11:01( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: that we don't curtail the innovation health care that are invent predominantly here in the united states. there's also lot of concern about competition in health care. competition is important. competition always does two things, it drives down costs and increases quality. however there is also a lot of cooperation in medical care today.

Roscoe G. Bartlett

1:11:02 to 1:11:22( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: here i observed physicians at one hospital helping physicians at another local hospital to increase the availability, the competition for innovation -- innovative medical treatments that benefit patients with improved outcome and less time in the hospital. i am 83 years old. i have seen my own career and life that -- and that of my

Roscoe G. Bartlett

1:11:23 to 1:11:43( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: family that innovation in modern medicine moves at an astonishing speed. it is this is innovation that has so improved the quality of our lives as well as extending the life spans of ame by far the most enlightening and informative exercise was three nights of teletown halls that i held during the break.

Roscoe G. Bartlett

1:11:44 to 1:11:51( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: on two nights the doctor joined me as a guest. over 180,000 telephone calls were place almost 20,000

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