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Senate Proceeding on Mar 24th, 2010 :: 6:35:55 to 6:37:25
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Richard Burr

6:35:52 to 6:36:12( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: that's not fixed in the reform bill. but we've got an opportunity in a bill that's now come before us which is to fix the things they missed in the health care bill and to provide a three-year comfort on the part of physicians around the country that their reimbursements aren't going to be cut.

Richard Burr

6:35:55 to 6:37:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Richard Burr

Richard Burr

6:36:13 to 6:36:38( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: they're targeted for 21%. it expires march 31. there's not a more appropriate time than right now. but i think what a lot of us have said is, let's pay for it. let's just simply pay for it. enough's enough. it's spending money that we don't have. here's an excellent opportunity where we've got savings from the health care reform bill that we can now pump back in to paying

Richard Burr

6:36:41 to 6:37:02( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: for the -- the fix sustainable growth rate that doctors have been under the gun about. now, we've gone every 30 days for some time without paying for it. here's a real opportunity in a bill that's designed specifically to fix things that were missed in the health care bill, and i would -- i want to thank the -- my colleague, senator gregg, for understanding

Richard Burr

6:37:03 to 6:37:23( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: the importance of this, of working up an amendment, but, more importantly, saying to every physician in america, we can finally fix this, we can do it with money that's paid for and, more importantly, we can take you out of the box of this horror story of wondering what your reimbursement for services is going to be at any given

Richard Burr

6:37:24 to 6:37:27( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: point in time in the future. let's seize this opportunity in

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