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Senate Proceeding on Dec 20th, 2009 :: 3:25:25 to 3:27:20
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Bob Corker

3:25:14 to 3:25:35( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: and we're missing it with this bill. we're missing thing for our country. i'd be happy to yield to the a senator: the senator from tennessee. mr. corker: thank you, mr. pres i've been listening to the senator from oklahoma, who's a physician. and i know cares deeply about his patients, continues to treat

Bob Corker

3:25:25 to 3:27:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bob Corker

Bob Corker

3:25:36 to 3:25:56( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: patients as he serves near the senate. and it seems to me what you've done is pointed out the fact there will be much interruption, if you will, changes in the way that physicians and patients and their relationship is. but the big what you're and that is the tremendous indebtedness this country has.

Bob Corker

3:25:57 to 3:26:18( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: the -- the fact that the good chairman of the finance committee, who's here today listening patiently, and i know this has to be painful to him, the fact is that half of the reform we're talking about is puttg people in medicaid. a program that 40% of physicians won't see and 50% of specialists won't see.

Bob Corker

3:26:19 to 3:26:39( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: mr. coburn: and the outcomes are poor. mr. corker: the outcomes are poor. i read last week, so man prescriptions for anti-sigh could the ex-- antipsychotic drugs of people to don't want to deal with them on medicaid. half of the money is coming from

Bob Corker

3:26:40 to 3:27:00( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: medicare, which is insolvent. so we spent all of this time, an entire year, all kinds of bipartisan meetings, and i kno you spoke about the issue of partisanship. and i know the good chairman is here. we early on said that we wanted to join in in health care reform. we just didn't want to take

Bob Corker

3:27:01 to 3:27:21( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: money from medicare, which was an insolvent program, to fund it. and what was the major building block of this program? taking money from medicare medicare, $464 billion, to fund reform. so we were, in essence, blocked out by -- on the front end of seeing something that we felt was like the wrong type of

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