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Senate Proceeding on Dec 6th, 2009 :: 1:55:45 to 1:58:05
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Max Baucus

1:55:41 to 1:56:01( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: government entitlement program at a cost american taxpayer. mr. mccain: i would ask the senator from texas for more comment. mrs. hutchison: appreciate to talk different areas of cuts and the increase in spending as well.

Max Baucus

1:55:45 to 1:58:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Max Baucus

Max Baucus

1:56:02 to 1:56:24( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: everyone is concerned about the spending and debt and the ceiling we're about to reach. i just want to bring up one more point on hospitals because this affects every state in america. in texas 29% of are in the cuts in this bill will especially affect hospitals in rural areas.

Max Baucus

1:56:25 to 1:56:45( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: in fact, out of the $135 billion in medicare cuts to hospitals, $20 billion seniors and another $23 billion in medicaid payments to hospitals. i just want to read an excerpt of a letter i received just this week from

Max Baucus

1:56:46 to 1:57:06( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: of rural and community hospitals which hospitals in the state. as proposed could disproportionately hurt rural hospitals which are the health care safety net for more than 2 million rural texans. because of lower financial

Max Baucus

1:57:07 to 1:57:27( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: margins and higher percentage of medicare patients, rural hospitals will than urban hospitals by any reductions in reimbursement. these proposed medicare cuts could have a devastating effect on many of the hospitals which leads to services and the closure of some of these texas hospitals is a

Max Baucus

1:57:28 to 1:57:48( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: real possibility. it has happened previously when congress imposed so-called cost-saving measures." well, this large-scale cost cuts -- $500 billion, half a trillion

Max Baucus

1:57:49 to 1:58:06( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: dollars, taken out of the hide of the treating low-income patients and seniors. i would just ask the senator from nevada if he's experiencing that same hospitals all over our country

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