IT IS NOT MANAGED CARE ANY MORE, IT IS MANAGED COSTS -- (House of Representatives - October 07, 1999)

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   (Mr. TRAFICANT asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)

   Mr. TRAFICANT. Madam Speaker, America's the land of the free, but one cannot choose one's doctor. Freedom of speech; but doctors are gagged. Judicial review; HMOs are judge and jury.

   Madam Speaker, health care in America has gone from the Constitution to HMOs. Beam me up. It is not managed care any more; it is managed costs. It is time for Congress to vote on behalf of the American people and pass the Patients' Bill of Rights, stone cold simple remedy today.

   I yield back more medicine than ever in America and less health care.