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Senator nice to see if it -- to you -- center -- obviously health care bill.
Tax on Cadillac insurance that's the ones it.
What -- and because it's something that I would prefer that we not be doing or at -- and we need to raise the levels.
That are protected before people -- actually.
Tax and last summer there was tax direct hand transplants I was able to get totally off the table this came back as a tax insurance companies for.
Plans right now it's written about 23000 dollars in value I don't have time enough -- and I would rather you see that higher we're taking out completely.
You rather it likes it technically but it's not a deal breaker for you.
Well I I'm working intimately -- in the committee was trying 1000 dollar cap.
We got it to 23000 on the floor I've got it up to 26000 workers retirees and -- to 26004.
Hi this job and -- I think we can get up to at least 25.
So I have to see movement.
But at this point there's so many pieces -- -- that -- in the insurance forms in here to help people actually yet what they think their pain for people with insurance today.
The strengthening of Medicare the efforts to help small business tonight and I'm very -- and when the members that has led an effort to make sure tax credit for small business starts right -- next year so all of those things are very important.
Health insurance matters at least that's left out so much to Michigan because of the labor unions and you -- -- -- it's hard by economic times -- that's a big part of it constituency.
Lots of -- and we have lots of different folks whether it's police officers are building trades or auto workers sort.
Communication workers that have seen their -- go down.
That made me with -- -- and keep good health care in this.
Plan originally this was not aimed at -- was aimed at the folks on Wall Street you know the -- -- insurance plans.
But in my judgment it -- too many of the folks that I facts right.
Here's the promises you world loyal Democrat who got out not to -- early -- the Democrat party senator Ben Nelson used to hold out if you would held out.
You could get rid of that to mean is it with the bargaining we -- does that bug -- -- like he's confident.
He would have to be sort of preferring rather in -- hoping it'd be changed if it held up the bitter end.
-- -- -- Well first of all their numbers things -- committee -- is able to do helping early retirees helping keep on high risk jobs.
Giving a reinsurance and so that early retirees.
That are on there employers insurance.
That they can get help someplace can keep them -- -- a whole range of things I was able to get it done for.
You don't additional little bit they feel a little bit of the Robin and don't some of the senators feel a little bit of the -- the -- that it rewards to hold out percent of this of the -- party member to begin you know.
It's it's and pushing the nature having to have every single person in order to overcome a filibuster I mean we weren't a situation where.
We didn't need sixty votes to stop filibuster after filibuster.
I'd be different but it's the nature of it but you know people who come in Michigan now fighter and everything just keep fighting to improve this -- as I have -- -- line.
But about the Stupak amendment on -- about the bush funny which of course is is much different than the one here the center Ben Nelson is right -- verdict.
Out what's gonna happen like that.
Well first of all we have all agree that thirty years of agreement that there's no effect -- funding for abortion services will remain intact period.
That that's what we -- all agreed to him the question areas we knew going to a life insurance pool the pool and -- -- small business here.
Self employed for somebody without insurance what can you do with your own -- and I think what senator Nelson has done.
Although again I Kenya -- he has gone farther than I would go with this but I think that -- it's okay to get the bill moving forward.
Why is it that the if it's such good health care reform it doesn't go in effect for four years.
But we gotta start me now if it's such a good deal can't we do it can't we use it now.
Well first of all there are things to happen immediately.
Preexisting conditions for children.
Will stop immediately for adults there's going to be a high risk pool set -- if you can't find insurance.
Because -- priestess -- condition you're going to be defined now the full protection for -- takes place.
For years I -- I am -- because people are hurting now well and I agree I want to get as much as early as possible.
This was something that was -- time as to how to -- again both to be able to pay for it to make sure that were being responsible everyone says.
You know be responsible make sure this is paid for we have done that but also to work for a smooth transition.
The insurance industry is having some major reforms over and -- -- -- company abuses.
And at the same time opening up a new pool of potential customers for them that's going to be blended at the same time.
And we also have a lot of efforts to make sure they don't artificially raise rates before -- it on the exchange.
So that's important so it makes it to both understand -- -- wrong one this transition period for yourself the second -- -- -- which of course -- many Americans -- wrong way it's likely that by constantly monthly payments are now.
We'll give -- -- for years and was at one point.
I'm -- now.
Well here's what I -- -- -- -- wouldn't stop excessive.
Payments overpayments to.
Private for profit insurance companies in Medicare so we can -- that -- and Medicare that needs to happen.
As soon as possible we're gonna be targeting.
Bureaucracy and waste and other efforts now that's very very important cash -- well it.
It meets tell you first what reacting -- which is.
Making sure any plan that that is coming into being after this passes.
You know -- child will have trees -- some conditions -- children can stay on your plan.
To each trying six inactive -- to get dropped if you.
Get -- you can be up to get preventative care with no out of pocket funds.
-- we start a number of things related to him to Medicare right away so as we start a lot -- what we don't start I'd love to see stars and he is the new -- for small businesses and individuals.
Those things happen in four years I'd just this immediately issue immediately -- terms of thirty million that we that is anticipated we'll we'll have insurance you don't have -- now.
How many of the thirty million have to wait four years later on -- sure if I would have an exact number I would tell you that we are well I would say yes we acts.
Dramatically increasing the funding for community house there's so many if not all of those individuals we able to go to -- neighborhood community house in here.
Right now to be able to help them.
We are act helping early retires somebody who's in my state he's retiring because they want to -- but because they have to 5550.
But going to be able to prying reinsurance to help them -- -- stand there employees plan we are putting in place protections for everybody who has.
Insurance now and doing -- number of other provisions.
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