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House Proceeding 09-29-09 on Sep 29th, 2009 :: 0:23:25 to 0:26:25
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Dan Burton

0:23:22 to 0:23:42( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: do you want the repuican plan? remember, the republican plan, don't get sick and if do you get sick, die quickly. thank you very much, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: mr. jones of north carolina. congressman bu recognized for five minutes. mr. burton: i can't believe what

Dan Burton

0:23:25 to 0:26:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Dan Burton

0:23:43 to 0:24:04( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: i just saw. i can't believe it. first of all, it's totally wrong. and secondly, it's makinfun of a very important issue for the american people. we do have health care problems in this country and we need to solve those health care problems, but coming down here and making light of the issue by coming up with a lot of silly talk is just ridiculous.

Dan Burton

0:24:05 to 0:24:25( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: the republicans have a bill, h.r. 3400, which deals with the problem in a way that does not get the government in between the patient and their doctor. my colleagues on the other side of the aisle want to come up with a government plan where the government starts making all the rules and taking a major in between the patient and their

Dan Burton

0:24:26 to 0:24:46( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: doctor. and you know, i'd like to say to nds across the country if they happen to be watching, and to my colleague, and i know i can't do that i can't address anybody except my colleagues, but ii were talking to the people across the country, i would like to ask them, what government agency has done such a great job that you'd want to rely on them for their health care? just start naming a couplement

Dan Burton

0:24:47 to 0:25:07( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: and what government agency -- couple. and what government agency has done such a good job that they're not spending much more money than you think they're going to spend and think about health care. the projections are that the democrat plan is going to cost between $1 trillion and $3 trillion over the next 10 years. money we do not have. grandkids are going to have to

Dan Burton

0:25:08 to 0:25:29( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: pay for with higher taxes and inflation. and they say that we don't have a plan. we do have a plan. we want to allow businesses to band together so they can get the best rates, like major corporations. we want businesses to be able to go across state lines, to buy insurance at the best rate possible, we want to set up medical savings accounts so people will have the money of their own, tax deductible money,

Dan Burton

0:25:30 to 0:25:51( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: put into the account by them and their employer and they can use it as they see fit for medical coverage and then if there's a major expense above the $3,000 of their money that's in the bank, you can have a major medical policy which would save an awful lot of money. there's no question that we have maybe 10 million people in this country who are indigent who don't have health care that we

Dan Burton

0:25:52 to 0:26:12( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: need to deal with. not the illegal aliens, not the people who elect not to have insurance, but the 10 million people who really don't have it and need it. and in our plan, h.r. 3400, we address that. and we can solve this problem for a few billion dollars, not trillions of dollars like the democrats talk about. and in their original bill, they

Dan Burton

0:26:13 to 0:26:27( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: talk about, we're waiting for people to die. in their bill they had a phrase in there that said, or a paragraph in there that said, you should have regular meetings with professionals to talk about

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