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House Proceeding 10-14-09 on Oct 14th, 2009 :: 1:22:45 to 1:25:10
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Steve Scalise

1:22:42 to 1:23:03( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: comment it is kind of an elephant in the room. it's the cost of health care that can be dealt with. we're joined by our good friend scalise. mr. scalise: i want to thank my friend for hosting this and to really get the facts out of some of the dangers of the proposal being brought by president obama, speaker pelosi

Steve Scalise

1:22:45 to 1:25:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Steve Scalise

Steve Scalise

1:23:04 to 1:23:24( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: and others to really have a government takeover of health care. because i agree with most americans in this countrwho recognize there are problems in the system but also recognize that with those problems we sti medical care in the world and we surely don't want to see the government come in and take over health care and destroy the things that work all in the specific things that are broke.

Steve Scalise

1:23:25 to 1:23:45( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: and if you talk about medical liability reform, you know, doctors will tell you that many of the tests, many a third of all of the test and procedures that are run on people are just purely in defense of trying to avoid a frivolous lawsuit. experts will tell you that you can save about billion with a b, a year in medical savings just by doing

Steve Scalise

1:23:46 to 1:24:06( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: something to eliminate the frivolous lawsuits and address medical liability reform, which as my friend from pennsylvania points out, we do that in a bill that many of the co-sponsors are -- of h.r. 3400. and the americans go through these test and procedures that they know they don't have to go through.

Steve Scalise

1:24:07 to 1:24:27( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: why do i have to go through the cat scans, but because of being afraid of a lawsuit i have to spend the extra time and money. price waterhouse said that the bill being brought by president obama and others in congress would add another $1,700 a year to the average american family's health insurance cost.

Steve Scalise

1:24:28 to 1:24:49( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: mr. akin: wait a minute now. you got my attention now. the average american family, the proposal that's being offered is it's going to add $1,700 more a year for their -- for the cost of their medical insurance? mr. scalise: that's exactly what the price waterhouse study said. mr. akin: on the -- senate

Steve Scalise

1:24:50 to 1:25:11( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: plan, is that where -- mr. scalise: because as we're getting more information that was passed out of the senate, they still won't put the legislative text out there and i think we should have at least 72 hours where the bill is available online so that not only members of coness but all americans can read it but as they're starting to research and look at all these taxes, the democrat's bill in the senate has $40

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