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House Proceeding on Dec 19th, 2007 :: 1:04:56 to 1:07:17
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Joe Barton

1:04:48 to 1:04:56( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Barton: needed for medicare beneficiaries, many of which we addressed in the champ act. it lacks increased protections for low-income beneficiaries, it lacks mental health parity. it lacks preventive

Marsha Blackburn

1:04:56 to 1:05:08( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: benefits and nonpayment related reforms to the h.m.o. program. it lacks limits on hospital ownership and self-referral and the list goes on. addingnsult to injury, this bill let's h.m.o. and

Marsha Blackburn

1:04:56 to 1:07:17( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Marsha Blackburn

Marsha Blackburn

1:05:08 to 1:05:21( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: the insurance industry off virtually scott free, even though med-pack, c.b.o., g.a.o., and the office of the inspector general of the administration's only actuaries confirm we overpay these

Marsha Blackburn

1:05:21 to 1:05:33( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: second rate for-profit plans relative to the rest of medicare. i would hope that those of you learned, as i learned, that you don't -- you don't like the food, don't eat it, but don't complain

Marsha Blackburn

1:05:33 to 1:05:43( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: about it. we still have a strong bill pending in the senate, the champ act. the senate must act early in 2008 so that we can reach a better outcome for medicare. we just can't keep subsidizing

Marsha Blackburn

1:05:43 to 1:05:54( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: the for-profit providers and failing to serve our own children and seniors. so we must proceed as best we can. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from

Marsha Blackburn

1:05:54 to 1:06:04( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: california reserves his time. the gentleman from texas. mr. barton: madam speaker, may i inquire as to how much time i have remaining? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas has 17 1/2

Marsha Blackburn

1:06:04 to 1:06:19( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: minutes. mr. barton: madam speaker, i would ask unanimous consent to yield to mr. mccrery, the ranking member of the ways and means committee, for him to control. the speaker pro tempore:

Marsha Blackburn

1:06:19 to 1:06:32( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: without objection, the gentleman from louisiana is recognized. mr. mccrery: thank you, madam speaker. you know, i agree with some of the comments that have been made by the majority today. not

Marsha Blackburn

1:06:32 to 1:06:48( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: all of them, of course, but some of them. i think it is a shame that we were not able to reach a bipartisan agreement on a longer term extension of the schip program. as ranking member barton

Marsha Blackburn

1:06:48 to 1:06:57( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: has pointed out on more than one occasion, though, this process was pretty much doomed from the start because the majority failed to include the minority at all in the early stages of

Marsha Blackburn

1:06:57 to 1:07:08( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: putting together legislation for this important program. and i understand it's difficult being in the majority for the first time in 12 years and not really knowing how to get things done.

Marsha Blackburn

1:07:08 to 1:07:17( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: it's tough t o govern. it's tough to have the responsibility to actually pass legislation and make law. we did it for 12 years, and we had some troubles ourselves in the first year or so that

Nita M. Lowey

1:07:17 to 1:07:32( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: we were in the majority. so i understand. but i hope the majority will learn from this experience. we have two choices, the majority has two choices, really, insofar as dealing with the program.

Nita M. Lowey

1:07:17 to 1:09:29( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Nita M. Lowey

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