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Senate Proceeding on Mar 15th, 2011 :: 0:51:35 to 0:53:20
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Harry Reid

0:51:20 to 0:51:40( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: buying in a marketplace that's the national marketplace. competition produces better choices, and it also produces more choices, and more choices so that you can look at the health care plan that's right for your family or you as an individual rather than the health care plan that some newly created board and agency said

Harry Reid

0:51:35 to 0:53:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Harry Reid

Harry Reid

0:51:41 to 0:52:03( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: had to be the health care plan for everyone to meet the new federal government standards. tax equity, if you buy the health care on your own, you should do that with pretax dollars, just like the biggest corporation in america buys health care for their employees

Harry Reid

0:52:04 to 0:52:26( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: with pretax dollars. more transparency of how health care works. i'd like to know if i'm on the way to get a health care procedure. i'd like to know before i left to do that, what do people charge and what are their results? most trips to the -- for health

Harry Reid

0:52:27 to 0:52:48( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: care are not to the emergency room. they are planned trips to health care. once you're in the car, if it means driving another 20 minutes or an hour and 20 minutes to get to the place that does a better job for less money, i think most americans would do this. we know this, madam president. these factors are generally known.

Harry Reid

0:52:49 to 0:53:09( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: i remember a study just a year or so ago that was checking to see the survival rates for in-hospital heart attacks based on the response time. and that information is all available. at this point, it's available unanimously, but if it's -- available anonymously, but if it's available anonymously, it

Harry Reid

0:53:10 to 0:53:20( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: would also be available specifically. and more transparency in the system. how do you do to the place that has the best results, or if the results are the same, how do you go to the place that gets the best results for the better cost?

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