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Yeah right that's a Belgrade Montana right now the president -- wrapping up that town hall meeting Montana governor Brian Schweitzer a greeting the president.
He was often quoted by the president and the governor also reforming health care but worries.
About the costs -- states like kids so he's obviously -- be very careful how this proceeds.
The governor -- and now as the president departs and Air Force One on governor very good to have you back and it's -- coming.
-- to be back.
I'm governor this didn't turn out to be detention convention some had -- there were a couple of little.
Dicey questions but how do you think.
People in that room were feeling -- they -- being respectful because you were there the big guy I was there what.
I'm very proud of the people of Montana we had people showed up or -- concerned about.
But the way we reforming insurance we have people who were concerned about how much it would cost we had people -- we had people again.
But as usual in Montana.
People can be I disagree with each other without being disagreeable so I was I was very proud of the people of Montana and I think that Montana put on a good -- today.
All right now the question a lot of people people are focusing on is the one where the president was directly asked how we could pay for all of -- I want to hear this one again and get your reactions -- gone.
-- -- the -- that's always get his bull.
You can't tell us how you're going to pay for this you're saving here you're -- and over there you're gonna take a little money here -- take a little money there but you have no money.
The only way you're -- -- get that money is to raise our taxes.
You say you wouldn't.
Max Baucus says he doesn't want to put a bailout that they will but that's the only way you can do -- You're absolutely right.
That I can't cover another 46 million people for for.
-- right I can't do that.
His answer for -- and Rivera knew where their governor is that.
The savings of -- -- realize and then limiting deductions on on -- on wealthy folks such as itself.
Will will cover the cost you believe -- Well I can tell you this.
That in the United States we pay about twice as much for our health care as all the other industrialized countries fight.
So if we're paying twice as much obviously with -- cost containment.
We can find some place to save money that's got to be number one in any of these bills and that president is absolutely correct.
We don't have to pay more to bring these new people and because we're already paying for those people.
If you've got someone doesn't have health care insurance from their child gets sick.
You can bet that they put him in a car and they go to the emergency room and somebody face that 5000 dollars for that emergency room visit it wasn't the person that was uninsured.
It's the rest of the pool so we can bring people in and give them some kind of out.
Health care system so that they get free children to doctors that -- -- to make sure that they're get there well let's check out.
That people go to a doctor before the the disease -- advanced.
But we know a little bit about managing money and Montana you know -- 48 states are experiencing budget deficit California 48%.
Collapsed -- 30% in Montana where one of the few states that deserve.
That's the -- we governor you know one million dollars in cash and I'll say -- -- that is superior before you do now about doing that.
I don't know they know about that in Washington so -- -- -- I can extract some savings in Montana health care related cause.
Given your track record I believe yeah I really look.
Given Washington's track record I would not.
Well Washington DC the big -- -- the long ways away from Montana.
But there are some lessons that we can learn from states like Montana -- cost containment for example we have Montana we use an evidence based medicine.
If you are in the Montana pool.
In certain people.
Working for the state of Montana and for example of pharmaceuticals rake we use an evidence based medicine decide -- medicine you take.
You don't get picked the most expensive one you get -- the one that does the most for the lead.
OK but let me ask you this and I know you're straight shooter so I hope you'll give me a straight answer.
Do you really think that.
We can pay for this with savings that the that the president wants to save even though the CBO doesn't see them.
And the only people who will have to pay more will be the rich senior -- limited and that is all we have Baird done Cindy.
Away we go.
If we had 16% of the people that are uninsured.
And those uninsured people.
Are getting health care but it's the most expensive in the system and we're already paid for by shifting that -- the other people.
It's like shooting fish in the barrel for me to -- 1% savings.
So that we can bring those people and the insurance system -- If you if you added all the paperwork to -- out here much data we get -- down about ten days.
Well we're not that's the bottom line right governor we're not doing that and and that's what worries me and -- I I I do not need to -- our public servants I do not need to disparage those and watching them.
Both parties their track records a little -- -- -- site.
Well we feel pretty comfortable Montana because.
Another actor like myself back pocket.
He is negotiating in the finance committee unknown factors like me he can squeeze depended Betty -- purple must have been.
A couple of quiet out of the -- -- the angry protests you heard a lot of Democrats say you know we're gonna step this town -- nonsense.
Not worth it what do you make it up.
-- people get together people like the doctor the politicians and their home on break.
People like to hear what the politicians that delighted to have this day and everyone should allow somebody gets worked up but -- a little bit too much that's the American system -- the America that I love.
Well let Nancy Pelosi recently said that there on American when they get like -- -- event.
I don't I don't know about that I can tell you that -- Montana.
We've demonstrated that we can have people on Stewart -- -- the issue we can work together until we get a resolution at the end of the day we all get together and enjoy yourself.
Governance -- you know you have a very hectic schedule we appreciate having on has always.
We get -- -- that a -- -- -- on that'll do -- here we.
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