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Health Care

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, D.C.

Health Care

Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, as the Nation awaits consideration of Speaker Pelosi's health care bill, all 1,900 pages of it, we now learn from the Congressional Budget Office that its price tag has now climbed to $1.2 trillion. That's $1.2 trillion over 10 years, not the smaller amount that the supporters claim it will cost.

Over 13,000 of my New Jersey constituents have weighed in with me on health care reform, about 90 percent of whom worry that a government takeover would jeopardize their own private health insurance, and planned cuts to Medicare Advantage in the Pelosi bill for seniors, Medicare cuts for payments to doctors and hospitals, and their anger and anxiety rises even more.

Mr. Speaker, more Washington mandates, more taxes, and less control over their lives, people back home have a right to be very worried and angry.

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