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Senate Proceeding on Mar 23rd, 2010 :: 2:15:50 to 2:17:25
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Max Baucus

2:15:46 to 2:16:08( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: it is important to note that one program under medicare will be absolutely devastated. i understand texas has a lot of people that are in that maybe the senator from texas could note that. mrs. hutchison: the senator new hampshire is correct, that's why i am so strongly supporting the amendment that is at the desk because it will wipe out medicare advantage. make no mistake about it.

Max Baucus

2:15:50 to 2:17:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Max Baucus

2:16:09 to 2:16:30( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: texas has 500,000 people who pay into medicare advantage because it gives them extra things that they don't get under medicare like eye care and eyeglasses and things that are so important. and, in fact, what is so interesting about the bill before us -- the bill -- is it actually increases

Max Baucus

2:16:31 to 2:16:51( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: the cuts in medicare advantage over and above what was in the senate bill. mr. gregg: if the chairwoman would yield there, it takes that money out of medicare and uses it to fund a new entitlement for people that were not on medicare. mrs. hutchison: exactly. taking it away from our siors who try to do something better for themselves, and mostly in rural arks and it cuts them even

Max Baucus

2:16:52 to 2:17:12( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: -- and mostly in rural areas, and it cuts them even more than the senate bill that the president signed today -- $200 billion in cuts to medicare advantage. it will obliterate the medicare advantage program, which so many of our seniors in the millions across our country. in fact here is a statistic.

Max Baucus

2:17:13 to 2:17:25( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: between 2003 and 2007, more than 600,000 beneficiaries in ruler areas joined the medicare advantage program, a 420% increase in medicare advantage, beuse seniors saw that it was

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