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House Proceeding 11-17-09 on Nov 17th, 2009 :: 1:07:05 to 1:09:50
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Steve Scalise

1:07:01 to 1:07:23( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: are 39 democrats that voted against this bill and some of them also expressed concerns regarding this cost. i'd like to yield to you on your thoughts, please. mr. scalise: i want to thank my colleague from baton rouge, in fact, both doctors from louisiana who have exhibited so much leadership on this broader issue of health care reform. but i think as you pointed out

Steve Scalise

1:07:05 to 1:09:50( Edit History Discussion )
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Steve Scalise

1:07:24 to 1:07:45( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: with so many -- what so americans are founding out now they are looking at the details of that 1,990-page bill that we opposed but passed the house a week ago is that they are realizing not all of the taxes, as you pointed out, ov billion that would cripple small businesses and families, the $500 billion cuts in medicare that our seniors know

Steve Scalise

1:07:46 to 1:08:06( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: will lead ultimately to rationing of health care and other devastating consequences, but now they're seeing that actually when this whole debate started it was about lowering the cost of health care. realizing that sperk pelosi's 1,990-page of government takeover of health care will increase costs to health care which is the ultimate irony and really the ultimate kick in the teeth to

Steve Scalise

1:08:07 to 1:08:27( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: the american people who want as we want real health care reform to lower cost. in fact, the alternative bill that we presented here on the house floor where we had a record vote here on the house bill that same day that speaker pelosi's bill passed, our bill would actually reduce health care costs by 10%, scored by the con office, would have absolutely

Steve Scalise

1:08:28 to 1:08:48( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: no tax increases and no cuts to medicare but on the other side we're seeing more and more now how many costs are increasing. in fact, we just saw a report that came out earlier this week that prescription drug prices have increased this year by 10% because some of these drug companies that are supposedly going to help out with lowering costs, what they did was they jacked up the cost 10% this

Steve Scalise

1:08:49 to 1:09:11( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: year to accommodate for the in the road by speaker pelosi's government takeover. our families across this country that have health care that they like realizing that the bill will actually take away potentially their health care, it will actually lead to higher health care costs overall and even higher pre costs. so it's really a double whammy

Steve Scalise

1:09:12 to 1:09:32( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: for american families who were expecting something different from this democratically controlled congress. unfortunately, what they're seeing is a 1,990-page government takeover of health care that raises taxes, cuts medicare and now increase costs for health care which is just the opposite of what americans so it's a very big disappointment. as more details come out, hopefully we c train as it's moving over in

Steve Scalise

1:09:33 to 1:09:50( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: the senate from actually becoming law so we can health care reform to address pre-existing conditions, so bring in more competition so families can buy across state lines, have medical liability reform which we actually put in our bill which would have

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