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Senate Proceeding on Dec 21st, 2009 :: 6:29:25 to 6:31:20
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Richard Burr

6:29:23 to 6:29:45( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: house members know that you want it mr. burr: i thank our colleague from south carolina. i know we're about to run out of time, but i wanted to go the chief actuary at medicare, because i think the way they analyzed the bill is absolutely essential for the american

Richard Burr

6:29:25 to 6:31:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Richard Burr

Richard Burr

6:29:46 to 6:30:06( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: people to understand what's in it. the c president's actuary said the reid bill funds $930 billion in new spending by relying on medicare payment cuts which are unlikely to be sustainable on a permanent basis.

Richard Burr

6:30:07 to 6:30:27( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: gets to what dr. coburn by design, maybe this could work. but there's not a will because there's not we've spent a lot at the like the only thing that we've done is tried to address waste, fraud and abuse. for $2.3 trillion, it seems like

Richard Burr

6:30:28 to 6:30:49( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: you could bring more bacon to the table. it seems like there would be a little more meat. it seems like there would be some substance there that we could look at it and say look at the improvements that our health care system makes on this. i know the doctor, that dr. coburn has said many times if we do this wrong, what we do

Richard Burr

6:30:50 to 6:31:11( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: is we chase innovation out of this country, out of our system. the breakthroughs that go from maintenance to cure, the research on a bench that finds us new ways to address diabetes where amputation and blindness aren't in somebody's future. if we go backwards, if we chase

Richard Burr

6:31:12 to 6:31:21( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: that innovation out, we lock ourselves into not only the most costly health care, but health care that achieves the least

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