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House Proceeding 10-28-09 on Oct 28th, 2009 :: 1:17:15 to 1:21:30
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Tom Cole

1:17:11 to 1:17:31( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: bargaining on behalf of a few of your employees, you're paying some of your bigger competitors are payi the competition just doesn't work today. you talk about what to be scared of, the thing to be

Tom Cole

1:17:15 to 1:21:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Cole

Tom Cole

1:17:32 to 1:17:52( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: scared of is doing not allowing this program continue to explode for families, for small businesses to get the short end of the stick when it comes to their inability to bargain with insurance companies. what we really should be scared about is for politics to drive a wedge into the hearts of doing what's right for the onomy and our family, mr. ryan.

Tom Cole

1:17:53 to 1:18:13( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: mr. ryan: i love when our friends on the other side, oh, my god, they are going to start rationing care. it's like, are you breathing in 2009 and hearing and seeing what's going on with the current insurance market? it's unbelievable the rationing that's going on. and what we're saying to the insurance companies is no

Tom Cole

1:18:14 to 1:18:35( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: longer will you be able to tell cover them because they have a pre-existing condition. now, that is a transformional step in the private insurance market. but right now we have our friends on the other side of the aisle and across the dome

Tom Cole

1:18:36 to 1:18:57( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: saying that somehow this system is ok. and you know what, this will be a democratic bill when it passes. and we're all going to have to live with the consequences. but i tell you, i'd much rather be in ohio this november telling my constituents they will never be denied because of

Tom Cole

1:18:58 to 1:19:19( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: a pre-existing condition, the 1,600 families that went bankrupt in the 17th congressional district in ohio, that that won't happen anymore, that's a pretty good holiday gift, pretty good christmas gift for a lot of people in my district. and to go to a small business person and look them dead in the eye and say, you know what,

Tom Cole

1:19:20 to 1:19:42( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: last year yo insurance went up 15%. now they're projected to go up another 15% to 20% as far the eye can see. that's something we forget to talk about, it's not oh, my insurance went up 15% in the last five years. no, it went up 15% a year every year for the last five years or whatever the case may be.

Tom Cole

1:19:43 to 1:20:03( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: and the projections are in 30 years one of every $3 in the united states of america will be spent on health care. you know, to me we have a responsibility to do something and when folks say, well, you are going to bust the budget. we are not going to do anything.

Tom Cole

1:20:04 to 1:20:25( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: the budget is on its way to getting busted. we are trying to fix it. that's what this is all about. and when you have 45 million people a year without health insurance and the numbers can be disputed, 10 million, 15 million, 30 million, 40 million, we are hearing there are millions of people in e united states of america who go in an em that their health care plan.

Tom Cole

1:20:26 to 1:20:46( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: and then you follow in after with your insurance card and you wonder why y $10 for an aspirin? well, three people just walked in and didn't pay anything for an aspirin. so you got to pay for it and people with insurance. so those costs get phed off. those are unsustainable. let's get that's people in the

Tom Cole

1:20:47 to 1:21:07( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: tent, get them preventative coverage, we can give them a $20 prescription, mr. altmire, instead of two weeks later and spend a week in the hospital and costing us $10,000 to $15,000. now, this isn't rocket science. now the tricky thing is taking controlled this town over the past eight years and trying to

Tom Cole

1:21:08 to 1:21:29( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: wrestle control away from them and trying to give it back to the american people. now, just think about it. since the democrats have taken over, taken on the oil industry, taken on the banking industry and got them out of the student loan business, now we're taking on the insurance industry. who's side are you on? these are the people we are

Tom Cole

1:21:30 to 1:21:31( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: taking on, and the american

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