WNO - Video: Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA) Says Cut Health Care Fraud First



Video: Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA) Says Cut Health Care Fraud First

"The President says two thirds of a cost of an expanded health care commitment can be paid for by eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse. Then we should be eliminating that waste, fraud, and abuse first and foremost."


Who: Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA)

What: Exclusive interview regarding health care.

When: September 14th, 2009


Bilbray Soundbite #1:

"Tort reform is the elephant in the room that everybody in Washington wants to avoid. The trial lawyers have scarred away anyone from talking openly and frankly about it…There's no way you can talk about cost containment without being willing to take on the trial lawyers and do the right thing about tort reform."


Bilbray Soundbite 2:

"I think historically we have seen that when Washington takes over a program like that and tries to manage it out of DC that quality drops dramatically. If you just look at the health care system in Washington, D.C. right now you've got medical facilities that are so substandard we'd never allow it into our own neighborhood."


Length of Full Interview: 6:42

Click for full video file: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMq4auW5pC4