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Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Mr. DeMINT. Madam President, this motion will ensure that the new government health regime that has just been made law will not prohibit Americans from purchasing private health insurance plans across State lines without going through a government exchange.

Throughout this yearlong health care debate, we have talked about the importance of competition between insurance companies, how it could bring accountability and lower costs. Yet the laws of the land have actually created State-by-State monopolies that have not been responsive to the American people and have run up costs.

This motion could change that, creating hundred of choices, for Americans all across our Nation, with insurance companies competing for their business. CBO says this would lower their costs at least 5 percent; other folks say much more, particularly if you are in a State with a lot of mandates.

I encourage my colleagues to support my motion.


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