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Senate Proceeding on Jan 28th, 2009 :: 7:05:25 to 7:08:50
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Sherrod Brown

7:05:13 to 7:05:34( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: quorum call: the presiding officer: the senator from ohio is recognized. mr. brown: i ask to viate the quorum call. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. brown: i ask unanimous consent to call the presiding officer: is there objection? if not -- objection, the clerk will report. the clerk: the senator from

Sherrod Brown

7:05:25 to 7:08:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sherrod Brown

Sherrod Brown

7:05:35 to 7:05:55( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: ohio, mr. brown, proposes an amendment after mr. brown: i ask to dispense with the reading. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. brown: this amendment would accomplish two important health care goals, it would correct a mistake in medicaid payments to five hospitals in my state, mistakes that jeopardize access

Sherrod Brown

7:05:56 to 7:06:16( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: to critical health care, mistakes that threaten the jobs of nurses and other hospital personnel in areas of hospital that cannot afford more job loss. it will correct mistakes that hamstring how hospitals that should and must provide quality health care but are receiving payments that reflect their costs. my amendment would also enhance

Sherrod Brown

7:06:17 to 7:06:37( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: the ability of an n.i.h. comprehensive cancer center in ohio for those patients facing deadly forms of cancer, 11 cancer hospitalscross the country receive reimbursement for medical care that reflect the cost battling against steep odds to

Sherrod Brown

7:06:38 to 7:06:59( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: beat cancer. these hospitals deliver hope and results, the researches, establish protocols for addressing the most aggressive kinds of cancer. the nonprofit hospital in cleveland have invested in establishing a 12th cancer facility the same caliber of those who today receive

Sherrod Brown

7:07:00 to 7:07:21( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: reimbursement for health care. it is being expand and enhanced to maximize its ability to contribute to the well-being of canceratients and to the science of cancer care. my amendment would ensure that ireland -- that the ireland cancer center can fulfill its mission and promote the public health. i know the offering will not only benefit

Sherrod Brown

7:07:22 to 7:07:44( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: ohio and ohioans but our nation's health care system and our nation's cancer. my amendment is fully paid for. in fact, it is more than paid for. let me explain how it is financed. there are more than a half dozen programs to test disease and management program. the fact that not onl results have not borne fruit,

Sherrod Brown

7:07:45 to 7:08:06( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: but amazingly the program participants are drawing a benefit from the fees they charged was neither the congress's or agency's tint when promulgating these initiatives. the services for medicaid-medical care estimates that the government is owed more than 50 million for these programs. in

Sherrod Brown

7:08:07 to 7:08:28( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: concluded program, the medical care health support program has an outstanding price tag of more than 0 million due to the program's participants program to meet the quality performance targets. the bottom le this. there are medical care contractors who do not meet performance goals, they're holding on to taxpayers' dollars instead of returning those

Sherrod Brown

7:08:29 to 7:08:50( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: dollars to the federal government. that's how my amendment is paid for and it is paid for and then some. instead of paying care we're letting private contractors earn interest on dollars that they should never have had in the first place. mr. president, that is simply ridiculous. my amendment would recoup

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