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House Proceeding on Dec 19th, 2007 :: 1:01:44 to 1:04:35
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Phil English

1:01:32 to 1:01:44( Edit History Discussion )

Phil English: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. stark: i wish i could say -- i wish i could say i was pleased to be here today to support important legislation, but you can't say that

Hilda L. Solis

1:01:44 to 1:01:55( Edit History Discussion )

Hilda L. Solis: about this bill, the republicans have brought us. . last july we sent to the senate a champ act, a bill that preserved and improved both the medicare and schip programs. the champ act extended

Hilda L. Solis

1:01:44 to 1:04:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Hilda L. Solis

Hilda L. Solis

1:01:55 to 1:02:08( Edit History Discussion )

Hilda L. Solis: health care to children -- 10 million children nationwide. this bill doesn't come close. it was designed by republicans to support their rich friends, the pharmaceutical industry, the for-profit

Hilda L. Solis

1:02:08 to 1:02:18( Edit History Discussion )

Hilda L. Solis: industry, and to destroy medicare as millions of american seniors have known it, to harm children, and to cast blame at the illegal immigrants and working single parents. it shows the republicans

Hilda L. Solis

1:02:18 to 1:02:29( Edit History Discussion )

Hilda L. Solis: in their truest form, help the rich at the expense of the poor and to deny government services to anyone and only help the profit industries who pay them so generously through their campaign

Hilda L. Solis

1:02:29 to 1:02:42( Edit History Discussion )

Hilda L. Solis: conibutions, which will be useless because the public will realize that we don't need them anymore. the champ act provided medicare benefits for all and increased protections for low-income beneficiaries.

Hilda L. Solis

1:02:42 to 1:02:56( Edit History Discussion )

Hilda L. Solis: it extends -- it extended the physician's reimbursement above par for two years and protected rural providers for the same period of time. the champ act overrode provisions enacted by

Hilda L. Solis

1:02:56 to 1:03:09( Edit History Discussion )

Hilda L. Solis: the former republican majority designed to end medicare as an entitlement program.tl the champ act was paid for by reducing overpayments to the substandard private plans and medicare, plans

Hilda L. Solis

1:03:09 to 1:03:24( Edit History Discussion )

Hilda L. Solis: designed to privatize the program by republicans. for this effort, house members, republican members and five republican members and the democrats and our staff are to be congratulated. they

Hilda L. Solis

1:03:24 to 1:03:39( Edit History Discussion )

Hilda L. Solis: worked hard, took tough and reasoned positions, and the senate failed to act on our legislation and the irresponsible republicans in the house of representatives failed to help the children

Hilda L. Solis

1:03:39 to 1:03:53( Edit History Discussion )

Hilda L. Solis: in this country as is their want. what we have before us gives the lowest common denominator a bad name. the senate has sent us a bill that extends otherwise expiring medicare provisions

Hilda L. Solis

1:03:53 to 1:04:04( Edit History Discussion )

Hilda L. Solis: by a mere six months, meaning that we'll be back here next summer, next spring trying to fix the system which the republicans consistently try and -- try to privatize. it delays the 10% physician's cuts,

Hilda L. Solis

1:04:04 to 1:04:23( Edit History Discussion )

Hilda L. Solis: prevents caps from going into effect, protects rural providers by hosting provision that is would otherwise expire. there are some provisions that wrong longer. schip will go for 15 months,

Hilda L. Solis

1:04:23 to 1:04:35( Edit History Discussion )

Hilda L. Solis: moving it forward in time when we have a new president whom we hope will be willing to work with congress to protect children's help and expand access to care. it also makes longer term reforms

Joe Barton

1:04:35 to 1:04:48( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Barton: to policies for long-term care hospitals and rehab hospitals, two changes that are long overdue. what's wrong with the bill is what it fails to do. it flat out fails to address real improvements

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