Bingaman talks about health proposal being debated in senate committee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio about health care reform legislation currently being considered before the Finance Committee. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link:

http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman100609m.mp3

00:00 – Bingaman talks about health care reform legislation being written in the Senate.

01:11 – Bingaman says he supports a health care bill being written in the Finance Committee.

03:02 – Bingaman talks about getting a public option included in a health care bill that will be considered by the entire Senate.

05:02– Bingaman talks about the timeline for getting health care reform done in Congress.

06:18 – Bingaman says it’s important that Americans be able to purchase adequate health care coverage.

09:25 – Bingaman talks about the redesigning of the payment process for private insurance providers such as Medicare Advantage.

12:35 – Bingaman says the Finance Committee bill exempts employers with 50 or fewer employees from having to provide health care coverage.