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House Proceeding 10-27-09 on Oct 27th, 2009 :: 3:27:35 to 3:28:45
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John J. Jr.Duncan

3:27:31 to 3:27:52( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: decade. it's time that congress listens tonstituents, listens to the american people, have an open and bipartisan debate on health care reform. thank you, mr. speaker, and i yielback the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee rise? mr. duncan: i request permission to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore:

John J. Jr.Duncan

3:27:35 to 3:28:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John J. Jr.Duncan

John J. Jr.Duncan

3:27:53 to 3:28:14( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: thout objection. mr. dunc: the economics columnist for "the washington post" is neither liberal nor conservative. in yesterday's "post" he wrote a column entitled public entitlement mirage. he said that it is mostly an exercise in political avoidance. it pretends to control costs and improve access to quality care when it doesn't.

John J. Jr.Duncan

3:28:15 to 3:28:35( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: he wrote that because it uses, quote, free market rhetoric to expand government power. and added that the public plan would, quote, probably doom today's private insurance. the so-called opt out provision is a mirage, too, because it does not allow people to opt out of paying for the program. no state could really opt out

John J. Jr.Duncan

3:28:36 to 3:28:46( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: because the citizens would then be paying medical bills for people in other states without receiving other benefits in return. medicare and medicaid have both cost about 10 times than

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