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Senate Proceeding 12-15-09 on Dec 15th, 2009 :: 4:13:15 to 4:14:54
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Kay Hagan

4:13:11 to 4:13:17( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Hagan: that the american people would get in health care reform would

Max Baucus

4:13:15 to 4:14:54( Edit History Discussion )
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Max Baucus

4:13:18 to 4:13:38( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: be lower cost options that don't require a big government plan. they wouldn't require big taxes, they wouldn't require big fees. if we just had a lowering of the cost by allowing small businesses to have bigger risk pools, that wouldn't cost anything.

Max Baucus

4:13:39 to 4:13:59( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: it just would allow bigger risk pools that would provide lower premiums and employers would be able to offer more to their employees. most employers want to offer health care to their it's just a matter of the expense. and the bill that we're debating

Max Baucus

4:14:00 to 4:14:21( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: now is going to give more expenses and burdens on employers at the time when we're asking them to hire more people to get us out of everywhere i am on an airplane, when i am in a store, haven't been able to do any

Max Baucus

4:14:22 to 4:14:45( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: christmas shopping, i must admit, so i haven't been in a department store, but do -- but neverthels, i do go to the grery store -- so i will say that everyone i'm talking to is saying, i can't afford this, what are you all doing. and i'm saying, of course, well,

Max Baucus

4:14:46 to 4:14:55( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: we're trying to sthop becaus top this because we agree with you, that small business can't afford this. i was a small business i know how hard it is because we don't have the margins of big

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