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Senate Proceeding on Apr 21st, 2010 :: 0:58:35 to 1:01:10
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Jim DeMint

0:58:16 to 0:58:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: 16 million people on to medicaid, of cutting $500 billion from medicare? well, because the person he put in has a long history of a love of rationing of care. it's dr. donald burwick. he has a history of support for government rationing of health care resources on the grounds of

Jim DeMint

0:58:35 to 1:01:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim DeMint

Jim DeMint

0:58:37 to 0:58:57( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: cost. not on the grounds of quality, not on the grounds of survivability but on the grounds of cost. and he has said, as recently as last june, "the decision is not whether or not we will ration care." he said, "the decision is whether we will ration with our

Jim DeMint

0:58:58 to 0:59:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: eyes open." so here we are, the newly nominated person has said, i'm going into this to ration care. now, he's a big supporter of what they have going on in britain right now. it's -- they -- in britain they call it nice. stands for the national institute for health and clinical excellence. well, this is what dr. burwick has said about it.

Jim DeMint

0:59:20 to 0:59:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: he said that "those organizations are functioning very well and are well respected by clinicians, and they are making their populations healthier and better off." well, let me tell you what a london doctor, a colon cancer specialist, had to say. this doctor said, "a lot of my colleagues also face pressure

Jim DeMint

0:59:42 to 1:00:04( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: from managers not to tell patients about new drugs." said, "there's nothing in writing, but telling patients open's up a pandora's box for health services trying to contain costs." he further went on, this now again dr. burwick say "nice,"

Jim DeMint

1:00:05 to 1:00:25( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: thithis grittish group, "is extremely valuable and conscientious, an important knowledge building system." what did the bbc, the british broadcasting group, say, they say that doctors are keeping cancer patients in the dark about expensive new drugs that could extend their lives. a quarter of the specialists, 1-4 specialists polled by a journal on melanoma in the

Jim DeMint

1:00:26 to 1:00:50( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: united kingdom, said that they hid facts about treatments for bone marrow cancer that -- that many -- that may be difficulto obtain from the national health service. doctors said they did not want to distress, upset or confuse patients if drugs had not yet been approved by the national

Jim DeMint

1:00:51 to 1:01:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: health service drug's watchdog called "nice." so you take a look at the british health care system. 18 weeks of a wait, which is the promise from the prime minister in the debate last week, 18 weeks from when you're diagnosed with cancer until you have your operation. that's their ation expirational goal. it makes you wonder what it is

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