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House Proceeding 11-04-09 on Nov 5th, 2009 :: 1:09:10 to 1:13:20
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Steve Scalise

1:09:07 to 1:09:27( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: geeman from georgia for yielding and taking the leadership and tonight's discussion, this house call as we are trying to go through this debate on health care. when you showed that important document, what i think is the second most important document ever written since the bible, the u.s. constitution, starts with the powerful words, we, the

Steve Scalise

1:09:10 to 1:13:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Steve Scalise

1:09:28 to 1:09:50( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: people. last night, we heard what we, the people said in those two elections in both the state of virginia and the state of new jersey, where the people very vocally said we don't want this socialism, we don't want thi massive government take over of

Steve Scalise

1:09:51 to 1:10:12( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: all aspects of our life. speaker pelosi has not heard that same message. when we talk about health care, all of us agree, we need to health care. but i think those of here tonight would also recognize that many things about health care in this country make this the best medical care system in the world with some problems.

Steve Scalise

1:10:13 to 1:10:33( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: so you should go and fix those problems. what's speaker pelosi's answer? it's 1,990-page government takeover of health care. we have go this bill down and we have seen so many bad things that would actually make health care worse. we have seen $700 billion in new

Steve Scalise

1:10:34 to 1:10:54( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: taxes on america's small businesses and families. we have seen $500 billion in medicare cuts. if you go through this bill with all the regulations and the czars and the different things that take away components of health care that people like and want, one thing we do see is the real cost of this bill. adds up with over $1 trillion

Steve Scalise

1:10:55 to 1:11:16( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: of new spending, the real cost of this bill is over $530 million per page. when you look big, $1990, what is a billion dollars when you hear of the ridiculous spending in washington and trillions of dollars being thrown around,

Steve Scalise

1:11:17 to 1:11:38( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: people say what is $1 trillion. take pages one and two of sp at $530 million a page, these first two pages right here, add up over to $1 billion in spending that doesn't do anything to improve health care. what we have de is come up with a commonsense alternative

Steve Scalise

1:11:39 to 1:11:59( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: and will be filed in response to this bill, but it's a representation of legislation we have been pushing for months to actually fix the problems in health care and those problems are pre-existing conditions. we would all a fair that someone is discriminated against because they have a pre-existing condition. we address that in our bl.

Steve Scalise

1:12:00 to 1:12:23( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: people should have portability so if they leave a job, they can take health care with we should have commonsense medical liability reform so people don't have to gthrough these invasive tests that people have to go through where all the tests that are run are for defending against frivolous

Steve Scalise

1:12:24 to 1:12:45( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: lawsuits and the 1,990 hive page bill this could be the trial lawyer protection act because there is not one-page with reform. we have spent millions of dollars d the scored our bill said it would

Steve Scalise

1:12:46 to 1:13:06( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: save bil deficits that we wouldn't have to pass on to our future our bill lowers the costs and addresses pre-e conditions and addresses portability and lowers the cost of health care while lower the deficit. their bill has $700 billion in new taxes, it has $500 billion in cuts to medicare and makes

Steve Scalise

1:13:07 to 1:13:21( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: health care worse. two very different approaches. and as my friend from michigan po document here and that is the united states constitution and i

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