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House Proceeding 10-15-09 on Oct 15th, 2009 :: 2:19:40 to 2:21:39
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John Boozman

2:19:36 to 2:19:56( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: and so i'm going to ask congressman bozeman to speak. arkansas' medicaid pop will go up by that do to your state finance? mr. boozman: as the gentleman just said, our taxes will go up and we'll not only pay for arkansas' share but we'll be paying for those four states that have worked a deal.

John Boozman

2:19:40 to 2:21:39( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Boozman

John Boozman

2:19:57 to 2:20:18( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: i was struck, would you go back tothe chart that shows the medicare? wh you look at that chart, the majority -- you know, a tremendous amount of the pay fors comes out of medicare. medicare doctors, $240 billion. right now it's not uncommon right now for me to get a call

John Boozman

2:20:19 to 2:20:39( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: because i'm an opt tomorrow terrorist and practiced in the area for a long time, my aunt's moved to town and they're having trouble finding a medicare practioner now. these peo the hours and refusing to have additional patients. so, you know, we're talking about cutting back $240 billion,

John Boozman

2:20:40 to 2:21:00( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: $130 billion to the advantage program and $120 billion to the medicare hospital account which really hospitals in particular which really will affect my state to a great deal. when you add all that up, that's costing $500 billion.

John Boozman

2:21:01 to 2:21:22( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: medicare goes broke now in 2017 you have to ask yourself, what is medicare going to look like in seven or eight wreers? right now it's a great program. our seniors are doing well, they're getting good care. but when you add 30% more population to the program, take away $500 billion of the resources, again, what is that program going to look?

John Boozman

2:21:23 to 2:21:39( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: what is that going to do to our seniors? i had a senior call me today, an old coach of mine, he said, john, i don't understand this. you know, we're the group that this gentleman is in his 80's, he said, i paid in all my life

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