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House Proceeding 11-06-09 on Nov 6th, 2009 :: 1:00:35 to 1:08:20
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Lee Terry

1:00:31 to 1:00:52( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: future of our kids and our grandkids. inflation, higher tax the things we don't want. and with that, mr. speaker, i yield back thealance of my time. thank you. ms. ros-lehtinen: mr. speaker, i'd like to know how much time i have l the speaker pro tempore: nine minutes. ms. ros-lehtinen: nine minutes. i'd like to yield such time as

Lee Terry

1:00:35 to 1:08:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lee Terry

Lee Terry

1:00:53 to 1:01:13( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: he may consume -- thank you, mr. speaker -- to my good friend from nebraska, mr. terry, a member of t committee on energy and commerce. mr. terry: thank you, madam chairman. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. terry: thank you, mr. speaker. and i rise in support of this amendment but i want to talk about the cold war that's created in the house of representatives.

Lee Terry

1:01:14 to 1:01:35( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: over this health care bill. this is my 11th year here and i have never seen this house so divided and so vitriolic. it is so intense around here and it does not have to this way. we heard speech after speech from my friends on the other side that are saying that we

Lee Terry

1:01:36 to 1:01:58( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: because we oppose the government involvement in our health care in a $1.2 trillion price tag that somehow we want people to die, we don't want there to be a

Lee Terry

1:01:59 to 1:02:20( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: we support the pre-existing inclusion in caps. frankly, when you get past that level of vitriolic of leadership supported rhetoric, what you find out is that we actually agree on a lot between the two sides. we just haven't been able to

Lee Terry

1:02:21 to 1:02:41( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: actually discuss a real bill between us because the republicans have been shut out. we're angry about that, and i think that's the root or part of the problem with this health care bill is tt you haven't -- we have not been involved in the shaping at all.

Lee Terry

1:02:42 to 1:03:03( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: supported or drafted and is up in the rules committee and maybe heard at 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning, i guess, specifically forbids the use of a pre-existing clause in contract that eliminates the caps that have been put on yearly or lifetime, that it prevents the dumping.

Lee Terry

1:03:04 to 1:03:25( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: these are the types of things that we tend to all agree on get those done that have been identified as part of the problem. another part of the problem that i think we all agree ois that the high price of the policiesn health care in general prevents many people from being able to access or

Lee Terry

1:03:26 to 1:03:46( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: purchase health insurance, therefore, not being able to access as well as many others the health care system. but there's ways to deal with that as well. the g.o.p. alternative and the one that i put in allows people to be packaged together in

Lee Terry

1:03:47 to 1:04:07( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: large groups. we attack the underlying costs of health care, and we make it more affordable in policies available to a lot more people by doing that. mine is a replication, an exact identical twin of what we have as federal employees and

Lee Terry

1:04:08 to 1:04:32( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: members of congress, and that's nine million people. and i agree with the insurance exchange idea where you could put maybe 15 million people that are uninsured, don't have access into one large group and let the private sector compete for them. this has been found by most economists to really

Lee Terry

1:04:33 to 1:04:53( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: dramatically reduce the costs. by buying in bulk in the competition. and those two principles are embraced in the alternatives. but i want to break down a little bit where we start separating. because really the problems between the philosophical basises for our bills boils

Lee Terry

1:04:54 to 1:05:15( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: down to the public optio. theirs has a public option where it involves the government in health care, it sets up the -- and if you read the bill and understand how it works, you see where we will have a single payer totally run by the government health care system within about 10 years. i oppose that. i ran on individual liberties,

Lee Terry

1:05:16 to 1:05:36( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: not growing government. that's where we're going to hopefully have the debate tomorrow instead of the rhetoric we heard to date. this is not only the principles of big government versus limited government, individuals and patient's rights versus big go

Lee Terry

1:05:37 to 1:06:00( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: leadership over health care, but it's also going to be a debate about $1.2 trillion or more. and even some of this, there's additional costs that are even hidden. let me just give you one before i yield back my time. in order to help ensure the

Lee Terry

1:06:01 to 1:06:21( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: lower -- insure the lower income people above the boston mark, this bill moves medicaid from 100% of poverty as the eligibility why is that -- why do i say that's a trick? well, it's good that they get uninsured buours would allow them to ve access and probably a little bit of

Lee Terry

1:06:22 to 1:06:43( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: support to be able to help them. but what this does then is shifts those costs to the state because medicaid, most of the dollars for medicaid people are born by the states. so the price tag for this bill is actually higher. one of the things that we're going to hear is that, yeah, they -- they soak the rich

Lee Terry

1:06:44 to 1:07:04( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: which involves a lot of small businesses, but the middle-income people are the ones that are going to get hit when they put these burdens on the states, when the states have -- like nebraska have to come up with 10's of millions of more -- tens of millions of moreollars that at a time

Lee Terry

1:07:05 to 1:07:26( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: when we are in a special session on trying to figure out how to balance that budget, the thing is they have to know how to raise taxes, and that's sale's taxes and property taxes. so this bill trickles down to the local levels by having states expand their medicaid coverage hiding the true costs of this bill but also is going

Lee Terry

1:07:27 to 1:07:48( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: to increase the local taxes. and i think that's unfair and i think the american public needs to know about some of these little nuances or tricks as i would call them. so i stand up in opposition to the health care bill, and we hopefully this bill is defeated or can't get the votes

Lee Terry

1:07:49 to 1:08:09( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: and then we can come together in a bipartisan way and fix the problems that we all agree on and we can actually he american public as opposed to creating this large new bureaucracy, and i yield back my time to madam chairman. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you. thank you, mr. terry. time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves the

Lee Terry

1:08:10 to 1:08:20( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: balance of h without objection, the gentleman from new york, mr. mcmahon, will co mr. mcmahon: thank you, mr. speaker. i re we have remaing.

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