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Senate Proceeding on Mar 23rd, 2010 :: 2:03:10 to 2:04:20
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Lamar Alexander

2:03:06 to 2:03:27( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: is to make sure that reductions in this bill, things that directly affect seniorslike reducing their medicare payments, so probably fewer doctors will see them, or eliminating things or dramatically reducing medicare advantage. if we're going to congress, those savings have to go to benefit medicare, not to create new programs no matter how worthy they may be.

Lamar Alexander

2:03:10 to 2:04:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lamar Alexander

Lamar Alexander

2:03:28 to 2:03:48( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: i see many of my colleagues rising, wishing to talk about this, and -- i would ask unanimous consent that we be able to proceed as if in a colloquy. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. alexander: mr. president, if i may ask a question of the senator from new hampshire. mr. gregg: yes. mr. alexander: senator gregg, the president's budget said it would cost, i believe,

Lamar Alexander

2:03:49 to 2:04:09( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: $371 billion over ten years to pay -- to properly pay for doctors who see medicare patients. i believe the congressional budget office said the number was over $200 billion. can you imagine a comprehensive health care bill that -- that improves medicare without paying doctors to serve medicare patients, and can you explain to

Lamar Alexander

2:04:10 to 2:04:20( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: me how you can possibly say that the -- that the medicare -- that the bill does not add to the federal deficit if it does not

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