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House Proceeding 11-07-09 on Nov 7th, 2009 :: 3:16:55 to 3:19:20
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Charles W. Jr.Boustany

3:16:52 to 3:17:13( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: who were sick and poor at that time without those new programs? we're now 40th in the industrial nations in infant mortality. when will we wait to have our senses? we need this reform. let us not leave another generation to wonder what we could have been. let's pass historic legislation that provides the promise of

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

3:16:55 to 3:19:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Charles W. Jr.Boustany

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

3:17:14 to 3:17:34( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: affordable quality health care for every american today and the generations to come. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from new york reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from michigan is recognized. mr. camp: i yield two minutes at th member of the ways and means committee, the gentleman from louisiana, dr. boustany.

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

3:17:35 to 3:17:57( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from louisiana is recognized for two minutes. mr. boustany: than speaker. today we'll have a vote on a flawed massive and irresponsible health care takeover by government pushed by speaker pelosi and house democrats that will cost more than $1 triion. this bill will increase health care costs for most americans, increase taxes while americans struggle to find work and hurt

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

3:17:58 to 3:18:18( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: seniors' quality of care. mr. speaker, the -- as a heart surgeon i saw the amazing innovation in our system. in fact, in the early 1950's an american surgeon observing death of a patient hopelessly observing the death of a patient from blood clots to the lungs first heart lung machine that

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

3:18:19 to 3:18:39( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: made open heart surgery possible. many thousands of patients worldwide have benefited from this innovation, this innovation right here in the united states. innovation that will be stifled by the pelosi health care bill. there's another way. we can do better. house republicans have solutions that will lower costs by creating real choice in competition.

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

3:18:40 to 3:19:01( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: we'll help those with pre-existing conditions to get meaningful health care coverage. we'll preserve u.s. leadership in medical innovations and education. and we'll reduce frivolous lawsuits in medicine that needlessly drive up the cost for families. as a heart surgeon, i know that we can achieve real health care reforms to bring down costs, but

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

3:19:02 to 3:19:21( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: the democrats' current bill only lead to higher costs for millions of americans and destroy what's currently working in our system. there's a better way. there's a different way. there's a way to lower health care costs, help more people achieve a high quality doctor-patient relionship in this country and improve health

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