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Senate Proceeding on Jun 18th, 2009 :: 1:09:25 to 1:13:19
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John McCain

1:09:22 to 1:09:43( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: the floor to my colleague from the great state of arizona. mrmccain: madam president? the presiding officer: the mr. mccain: i say i appreciate very much the wise words of the senator from georgia, who has been heavily involved in health care issues, dating back to his time in the georgia legislature and brings a unique peculiar

John McCain

1:09:25 to 1:13:19( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John McCain

John McCain

1:09:44 to 1:10:05( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: erive to the issue; that of a person who's had to, as an elected will h. to wrestle with these issues from not only the federal level but also state. so i appreciate his words. you know, madam president, the senator from georgia pointed

John McCain

1:10:06 to 1:10:26( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: out, this is probably the single most important domestic issue that will be taken up by the congress o at least this year, maybe in the next couple of years and maybe in a long time. when you look at the fact that we are addressing an issue that basically consumes one-fifth of our gross national product, not

John McCain

1:10:27 to 1:10:50( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: to mention the fact that the system is broken, that the inflationary pressures are sustainable, and there are millions have access to quality, affordable healt care. sohere are we now in the united states senate? i think it's time for a little status report.

John McCain

1:10:51 to 1:11:12( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: the finance committee -- remember that there are two committees that are on parallel tracks taking up this health care legislation. the finance committee and the health, education, pension committee. the finance committee yesterday announced that they will delay their consideration until after

John McCain

1:11:13 to 1:11:34( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: the 4th of july recess. the day befor congressional budget office came out with a report that was nothing less than stunning. it indicated that the proposal that the senate health, education, labor, and pension committee is considering would

John McCain

1:11:35 to 1:11:56( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: have a ct of $1 only insure approximately one-third of the 47 million who are uninsured. which would lead one to the conclusion, doing the most elementary math, that if we were able to insure all of the uninsured in america, that would be a cost of $3 trillion.

John McCain

1:11:57 to 1:12:17( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: and we still have to how we would pay for this dramatic expansion of the role of government in america's health care system. and never before, madam president, in the years that -- inthe years that i have been here

John McCain

1:12:18 to 1:12:39( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: have i seen a -- quote -- "markup" which means we begin the amending process of a bill the leglate tiewrks as we teach our children in school, and yet are still completely blank, completely blank. now, we'll see that -- we're

John McCain

1:12:40 to 1:13:02( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: told we'll see these new policy procedures tomorrow, that's after we were told we'd see them today. then t who are coming up with this long themselves, without any consultation from this side of the aisle, they'll give us a chance to review it. and those three areas are the

John McCain

1:13:03 to 1:13:19( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: really most difficult aspects of reforming health care in america. those policies are, as we know -- concern the way that we

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