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They -- the president's latest push for Health Care Reform not certain very well with Republicans even some Democrats many of the Ryder concern that they are being left out of the loop because the president has at times.
To talk about universal health care coverage of the Democrats and now his own party is even asking who's gonna pay for all this senator John -- -- is a Republican from Wyoming he is also.
A medical doctor -- and senator thank you for joining us.
You heard the president earlier I'm not sure -- he did but he was talking about -- as you -- talking about bringing down the deficit.
He wants to bring down the deficit and nobody has any answers as to how is gonna pay for this multi trillion dollar universal health care plan.
You know is very disappointing to see the president do this because the president has said number one.
You know our country's out of money he said the budget is unsustainable he says that so that the debt is a crippling us.
And if he tries to force this Washington takeover of all of health care in this country.
You know it is gonna break both of our kneecap and it is it's just the kind of thing that is gonna cripple us we cannot afford to do this at this point.
Plus it's heading in the wrong direction a complete government Washington takeover of health care you're going to be talking about a big bureaucracy.
Really big government and you know you're gonna get you're gonna get less care and senator gets involved as Medicare has done yes remember the commitment campaign promise that that -- -- Looking to affect the 47 million people who don't have insurance that we can all keep our private insurance and now I see studied -- say up to a 119 million people.
May lose their private insurance do you buy that study is this is -- what's gonna happen.
I believe that's exactly gonna happen with the Washington takeover of health care which is what the president is pushing.
You know 85% of people in America are happy with the care they have they just don't like the price and we need to do everything we can in a bipartisan way.
To deal with that and to help families and my wife's a breast cancer survivor we know that side of health care I've been practicing medicine for 25 years I -- that side of health care.
So we've seen it all but you're gonna disrupt the lives of many many Americans who don't want to be.
Disrupted I have -- you -- senator should get a life was treated in Canada under their system that she would have had the same result but she got in this country.
That's exactly right we have the best care in the world and actually a member of parliament from.
From Canada two years ago diagnosed with cancer she's a strong supporter of the Canadian health care system.
She came to California for her health care came to America.
Because we do a better job with -- prevention we do a better job with early detection and we do a better job helping people get earlier care and therefore.
Get the care they need because when you deny care to Americans which is what's gonna happen.
With the president's proposal -- this Washington takeover of health care when you deny that care.
But in that such as the delay but it's ultimately a denial of that care.
There were gonna lose people.
What we're hearing two different sides of this story senator I mean we hear people on the opposite side of the spectrum we hear that that Ted Kennedy is the world saying look the government is not gonna tell you.
What procedures you can and cannot have that is simply never going to happen.
You what the doctor John has the opposite that the government is gonna sit there and say you can't have this procedure you get a four.
For this procedure -- he won this when you've got to wait in line.
The president's stimulus plan had a one point one billion dollar.
Planted it to try to take a look at procedures and decide what to allow to be done in the United States based on effectiveness and they're talking about dollars cost effectiveness.
I've operated on people from Canada would come to the United States come to -- in Wyoming to take care of them.
-- they had family members there and they had to wait too long in line for Canada -- the president is proposing.
This Washington takeover which is this going to be like the Canadian plan where right now there are three quarters of a million people waiting in line for procedures.
One in ten -- waiting in line to see a primary care physician and once you see the primary care physician is a four month wait.
To see a specialist senator or not that's not something Americans are gonna tolerate I've got to go I've got ten seconds left are they gonna end up.
Are you guys on Capitol Hill gonna end up taxing everybody health benefits which the unions are not going -- to -- at all.
I'm gonna work for.
Affordable health care for all Americans focus on prevention focus on healthy lifestyles focusing on keeping people well and allowing -- to afford their insurance.
Senator John Barrasso doctor -- thank you --
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