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House Proceeding 09-24-09 on Sep 24th, 2009 :: 0:29:25 to 0:32:45
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Wally Herger

0:29:22 to 0:29:44( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: these tough economic times. so i urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support this crucial legislation. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. the gentleman from california. mr. herger: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. herger: mr. speaker, we need to keep in mind the broader challenges facing medicare.

Wally Herger

0:29:25 to 0:32:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Wally Herger

Wally Herger

0:29:45 to 0:30:05( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: medicare's trustees have expressed concerns about spending in part b w legislation to avert cuts and physician payments together with restrictions on premium increases could "jeopardize part b solvency and require unusual

Wally Herger

0:30:06 to 0:30:26( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: to avoid assets depletion." i'm concerned that we are doing exactly what the trustees warned us against, placing the medicare part b program at risk of bankruptcy. furthermore, the nonpartisan congressional budget office

Wally Herger

0:30:27 to 0:30:47( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: found that h.r. democrats' health care bill, would increase medicare part b premiums by $25 billion i find it ironic that the bill before us re about 1/10 the amount that h.r.

Wally Herger

0:30:48 to 0:31:11( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: 3200 would increase seni premiums. medicare premiums. i also am especially concerned that the majority dmocrats attempting to shut down the debate on how their health care bill would affect seniors enrolled in the medicare advantage program. the c.b.o. has confirmed that

Wally Herger

0:31:12 to 0:31:32( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: the $156 billion in medicare advantage sutscut contained in h.r. 3200 -- cuts contained in h.r. 3200 could indeed force plans to limit benefits, including premium relief, yet c.m.s. has issued a gag prohibiting medicare advantage

Wally Herger

0:31:33 to 0:31:53( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: plan from informing their customers of this fact. at the same time, c.m.s. has apparently taken no action against the sponsor of the largest medicare advantage plan, aarp, whose bsite urges seniors to "contact their

Wally Herger

0:31:54 to 0:32:14( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: members of congress in support of the democrat health care bill that would slash medicare by more than $500 billion. mr. speaker, why te double standard? it appears that people are free to express their opinions on health care as long as thos opinions are in line with the

Wally Herger

0:32:15 to 0:32:36( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: majority party. so while the house democrats claim to be helping seniors, the reality is that ty are trying to cobble together 218 votes to pass a $25 billion part b

Wally Herger

0:32:37 to 0:32:47( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: premium increase to the house and the obama administration is abusing its regulatory po

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