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House Proceeding 11-17-09 on Nov 17th, 2009 :: 2:08:00 to 2:09:55
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Chris Murphy

2:07:57 to 2:08:17( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: medicare pay for just doesn't seem like a very smt investment on behalf of the taxpayer. mr. murphy: again, it's a reason why, come out so strongly in favor of this bill because they know that this is a seniors. now, listen, a lot of democrats disagreed with the fact that aarp came out and supported the

Chris Murphy

2:08:00 to 2:09:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy

2:08:18 to 2:08:38( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: medicare prescription drug bill when it did. but it is a group that, you know, when they thi it's right for seniors, it's going to support it whether it's a republican or democrat proposal. a lot of republicans and conservative talk show hosts come out saying

Chris Murphy

2:08:39 to 2:09:00( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: that the aarp endorsement doesn't mean anything. they're friendly to the democrats. well, they endorsed the medicare prescription drug benefit ich was, voted on solely by republicans. so whether we agree or disagree, they played both sides of this debate. but aarp supports this bill because it gets rid of the doughnut hole.

Chris Murphy

2:09:01 to 2:09:22( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: now, it takes a little while to fully get rid of it, but one after this bill is passed, the size of the doughnut hole gets reduced by $500 every senior that walks into the pharmacy when you're in that moment of exposure, the cost of brand name drugs be cut in half.

Chris Murphy

2:09:23 to 2:09:44( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: every brand name drugs for seniors in the doughnut hole gets cut by 50%. when you walk in to get your checkup, no longer does any senior have to come up with the money out of their pocket. medicare is going to pay for that now because we know it just makes sense to have no barriers tore preventative health care for seniors. so aarp joining the

Chris Murphy

2:09:45 to 2:09:56( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: medical association, joining consumer reports, joining dozens of other specialty physician groups out there have supported this legislation because they see the benefit for that senior that you're

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