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Health Care

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

(Mr. CARTER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)

Mr. CARTER. Mr. Speaker, the jury is out. The jury is looking right now, and they're wondering, What's going on with health care? We've heard all this evidence here today. Some say this; some say that. But the Democrats say, We're going to make it better, the government can do it better, and we're going to make it better. Our experience says, Wait a minute; the government doesn't do things very well.

So where's the evidence that it is going to do it better? Well, hold on. It's still behind closed doors. When we come out from underneath those closed doors, we'll give you 72 hours to try to figure out what we're doing, and then we're going to make you vote. I think the American people and the jury of the American public want this thing out in the sunlight. Open the doors. Share the information. Let us know what's going on, Mr. Speaker. That's what the American people need to know. Their health care is at stake.

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