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Senate Proceeding on Apr 7th, 2011 :: 4:38:50 to 4:39:19
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John Thune

4:38:46 to 4:38:50( Edit History Discussion )

John Thune: in 1965 we passed medicare. why? because senior citizens could not get health insurance.

Jon Tester

4:38:50 to 4:39:19( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jon Tester

Jon Tester

4:38:51 to 4:39:12( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: and the reason health insurance companies would not take the risk of insuring older americans who logically would need to see doctors and receive treatment more often than younger americans is rather clear. and even if there was such a plan the cost wo prohibitive for a senior on a fixed income.

Jon Tester

4:39:13 to 4:39:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: so we created medicare and today it is one of our most successful programs and no senior is left

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