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Congressman Michael Burgess of Texas also doctors -- -- -- in the house available on Amazon.
You -- and at last August.
A town hall meeting a Tea Party member urge you to bring impeachment proceedings against Obama.
And you said it needs to happen and I agree if you were tied things up no question about that you really believe that.
President should have been impeached but that time we were all struggling with the president going into Libya without coming to congress and talking to us about it but you know here's the deal.
I thought about a lot since then.
You really -- -- for incompetence when he got Joseph Biden -- a backstop.
Come on you don't think you're I think that's a funny line but didn't think divides and confident.
Oh my god know look let's not even go there I didn't really let has not even -- -- Joseph Biden's and confident he has.
He occasionally says stuff that's a little wacky but -- -- partition Iraq when we actually work.
Turning the tide there that was -- -- -- Iraq worked out really good -- that -- along the idea going into Iraq and on the first which is terrible idea.
Only a minute wait -- -- -- wasn't there -- the took the vote but for crying out loud you don't have to worry about looting could say now do you.
Nobody got to worry about Iran which was not -- when Saddam Hussein was in power he had an -- and use our -- against Iran Iran has been a problem will continue to be a problem that you know we convince people and people believe that Iran and wanna argue Iran Iraq for the next few minutes we have we give it.
I mean -- you know.
To argue that that was a good policy going into Iraq many people really regret that ever happen.
You you still support you still would stand by that thing that idea I wasn't there when they took the vote for student by the troops as they were I said let it drift to a -- -- the policy not the troops like I wasn't there when the vote was taken would you have voted for.
You don't I don't honestly know the -- and I suspect I probably would have.
Yeah I think the -- a better place without Saddam Hussein and I know the world's a better place with those two so there -- a lot of the only thing or be a better place and that does mean I think they should be killed.
Italy and again that we should go to sovereign country and take over it was a regime change out of the no wonder he was -- -- -- wasn't.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- There is no democracy in Iraq that was a criminal justice system and I met those judges who were responsible for his trial revealed that men put their life -- think that was a fair trial patriots in their country well but the fact is we went to a sovereign nation but you get back to this you said he needs to happen.
That Obama be impeached you still believe that.
Well -- that was actually not the answer to the questions.
-- the of the statement was it would tie things up.
That's what I said needed to happen but.
Honestly we've got an election coming up in a few months that's what needs to happen let's -- to George in their elders berg Maryland hello hello George.
Yes for -- so security wages for 43 years of my life.
And I am still too young to get Medicare.
And I could easily be one of four harder 500000 Americans every year we get medical bankruptcy.
The American insurance industry.
It is a -- what most cool institutions -- -- They have.
Increase their overhead.
-- in the interest -- you have a question for the congressman in particular -- -- care act makes the American medical system more efficient and looked cool just -- not -- No it does not mean versatility who likes the Affordable Care Act -- the American health insurance guys liked -- a lot because there was a mandate.
Now you gotta buy their product rather than them developing products that people actually wanted and people that actually use now they've got a perfect excuse never to do it.
They are now regulated under the federal -- they've never been done before you have a single part of a federal agency that controls Medicare Medicaid as chip.
And private insurance in this country.
Of power within the health care.
Provider or insurance provider market.
I don't think it's healthy and ultimately is going to lead to fewer choices and higher -- it already hands.
What is it what's happened -- his last two years have they gone down I don't think so.
And medical bankruptcy don't -- here but I was in practice for 25 years.
I can probably remember remember twice.
Where I got notification from bankruptcy attorney that that someone had filed bankruptcy people don't file bankruptcy.
In general over medical conditions because.
I never turned anyone over to a collection agency -- why because it guaranteed I was never going to received any payment for my services.
If I held on and waited it out -- better times happened for that Stanley.
Most of the time they would they would eventually make good on their bill.
We should do things that provide people other options and I would prefer taking medical debt out of the realm of ordinary -- that reference that.
In the opening comments to -- But -- you didn't need this law to fix that problem.
Thank you -- have got let me answer -- real -- time is limited but.
I mentioned in the in -- boarding this segment other country other countries where there any other -- to be a model for we can do in this country.
Sir but you know bear in mind other countries are not this country -- -- -- Europe as well a lot of different systems that are basically government run systems.
But a lot of this goes back to World War II World War II the blatant price controls and Franklin Roosevelt.
Gave us the deductibility of employer sponsored insurance which has led to the the move that put us on the path we're on to the present day why didn't they do that in Germany.
Because he lost the war they were destitute they had to take over the care in that country.
In order to provide care quickly for a large number of people even England which is on the winning side was still almost financially obliterated by the war so that's why -- had the growth of different systems in those countries.
Now if you you know I I would not trade places if -- and medical care I would not trade places with anyone.
In some other country there are plenty of people who come here.
When I was a medical student in Houston the Texas Medical Center I promise you we -- people come from all over the world.
Howard Hughes was in route to the Texas Medical Center the day he died I -- this that.
There's a lot that the medical care in this country offers over -- It's a -- why -- has whether it's government run or otherwise a single Payer system that makes it really simple as John Conyers suggested.
And and really eliminate all the layers are so complicated people understand here.
You know it doesn't have to be that complicated and one of the things I referenced -- -- as we Begin our discussion.
There are some things that you can pay for -- cash flow some you ought to be allowed to have.
A dedicated savings account where you could pay those bills and some to some things ought to be covered by catastrophic insurance.
You know the president the United States -- -- -- all of us as members of congress over the White House this summer I think he was trying to -- to vote for the debt limit.
But he referenced how expensive health care was and when he was campaigning he got a rash on his back he took a got a prescription.
But a five dollar co pay put some group on it.
Didn't really get -- better -- refilled the five dollar prescription and then went on on the road.
He didn't have his prescription Carty went to a pharmacist explained his predicament the -- has got a prescription.
Thanks to electronic health records.
Bagged it up for and handed it to the candidate and said that will be 450 dollars and the president looked at him and said.
This rash does not that bad -- that's exactly right he became an informed consumer.
And -- of them the market.
He hit a market sensitivity was playing a role in his decision hearsay that people are getting too much stuff they really don't need because -- -- consumers -- that they wouldn't be if they really of people -- -- -- -- his camp for twenty years it makes me very sensitive about the what I pay for things.
I'd I'd I look for the best bargains now.
If you need something badly and that the cost is high that's why you need a major medical -- catastrophic policy I don't think will force people to buy it.
But that -- is if the smartest thing you can do.
Is at the very least having high deductible policy that typically has a very low premium that's affordable for most people don't -- health insurance dot com -- find one.
Appreciate your being -- -- W book is called doctor in the house still available Michael C Burgess MD.
And congressman -- -- to meet you sir thank you for being on the --
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