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Senate Proceeding on Dec 6th, 2009 :: 1:36:00 to 1:38:55
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Max Baucus

1:35:57 to 1:36:18( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: later as well, but ateast compromise right now. mrs. hutchison: will the senator from nevada yield? mr. ensign: i will be happy to yield. mrs. hutchison: i have real statistics. we hear the other side saying we're going to lower the cost. that's what health care reform is about, lowering the cost of

Max Baucus

1:36:00 to 1:38:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Max Baucus

1:36:19 to 1:36:42( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: health care reform so -- health care so more people will have access to affordabl and yet the mai clearly available is medical malpractice reform, and i nevada has an amendment and i'm a cosponsor. let me just give you some statistics about how we could save

Max Baucus

1:36:43 to 1:37:04( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: mr. mccain: could i project for medical malpractice reform? mrs. hutchison: exactly, and let texas and something we could do and i think bipartisan, hundred% support in this body because that woul reform that would help health care. since medical malpractice and

Max Baucus

1:37:05 to 1:37:26( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: tort reform has been passed in texas, over 7,000 new physicians have flooded into our state. 7,000 reason: tort reform. since passed years ago, physicians in texas

Max Baucus

1:37:27 to 1:37:48( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: have saved $574 million in liability premiums and their liability rates have been cut average of 2 almost 30% cut in premiums. and what has this done?

Max Baucus

1:37:49 to 1:38:10( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: now the number of obstetricians has increased by 12 counties did not obstetrician before this was passed and now they do. 24 points had no emergency room physicians and now they do. and 58 points in addition to that have added one

Max Baucus

1:38:11 to 1:38:31( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: have suffered the most, and every state in this union has rural they're the ones who are hurt the most, and yet the medicare cuts will take $135 billion out of rural hospitals' ability serve

Max Baucus

1:38:32 to 1:38:52( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: there is no medical malpractice reform, unless, of course, in a future bipartisan effort and gesture we can pass the ensign amendment which we are offering to try to make this a bipar bill that can really work. and we've seen from senator ensign's charts that democrats

Max Baucus

1:38:53 to 1:38:57( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: have supported limits on lawyer fees so that we would be able to

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