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nick markakis, a four f four night. he also scored the game winning run ahead of aubrey huff's home run, into the clubhouse. and nick markakis. >> for the most part it's just repetition. go out there, feel comfortable, wait on good pitches to hit. i'll stay within the strike zone and put good swings on the ball. that's basically what i've been trying to do. when you do that, good results come out. >> yeah, i think it was probably one of the tougher stretches in my career so far.
i'm sure it won't be the last. baseball, it's a funny game, anything can happen. like i said, just got to go out there and work hard, keep battling and eventually good things will happen. >> absolutely. i think hitting is contagious. we go out there, you know, the guys that are supposed to start hitting the ball start hitting the ball and guys feed off of it. it's good to see it and hopefully we continue this. >> yeah, you know, i've always felt comfortable in the box. it's just a matter of staying if the strike zone and getting good pitches to hit. and early on i was, you know, in a slump and you're trying to go up there, do anything possible to help out and you try too much, you think too much. basically i -- the biggest
thing go up there, relax, have fun. i think that's what we were doing a little early on. hopefully that's passed us. >> watching matt get his first home run in the big leagues. >> yeah, it's always a great feeling and i think that it's, out of the way now and he can relax a little bit more. and go out there and have fun. >> thank you. >> big night for nick markakis, four for four. sets up a rubber game tomorrow, the pitching match-up, battle of right-handers. >> up against veteran pitcher livan hernandez who is off to another very good start. you're seeing it right there. 5-1 so far this year. 2-0 at camden lifetime, so he's going to be a tough match-up tomorrow. >> good start for koji uehara,
>> gets it down but foul. 0-2. and that's not what they wanted to see. >> after one pitch when you've squared around the bunt, and the third baseman did not charge, go ahead and give yourself up. a legitimate national league pitcher up sacrifice. square as early as you want, before the pitcher even comes set, and bunt the ball to third base.
>> almost looked like he was trying to bunt for a base hit. >> you can give the sacrifice up, you see the defense. they didn't make any change from the dugout on the defensive alignment. >> now will they try to bunt again? they do. pulls the bat back. remember, if you bunt foul with two strikes, you're out. >>y well, now, the bunt for me needs to go directly back to the mound. put the ball in play. yourself e sacrifice, but put pressure on the defense. a fall ball bunt because you're trying to bunt it to third, and you give up an out is not worth it. even if it's least make the defense execute. just trying to put it in play and get the runner over. how tense is this for a freshman?
>> contact hitter that's been able to execute for them whenever he's had the opportunity. and here in the college world series, six hits in nine at-ba at-bats. >> squares again, takes another one outside. >> i'd still like to see him square around full. he's reading the pitch, and then going into the attempted bunt. he should be right on top of the plate. so if the ball's inside he can getm hit by it. bases loaded, no outs. if the ball's away, he extends his reach. but to give aof half square and try to dart at the ball, you're setting yourself up for a foul ball down the third base plien. >> here's the 2-2. got the bunt down. boy, what a job by warman. gets in the hole 0-2. continues to try to bunt. finally gets it down, and he's got the winning run 90 feet away for the top of the order. what a job.
>> he did a great job. he got an easy pitch to bunt. and a high fastball. it's right down the middle. he did a good job. left-handed pitcher going to have a tough time. he might have been 6 for 9, and come into this game late andd strikeout. but against the left, he got it done. >> now they're going to walk cannonve to load them up so they can have the force play. so iott will be hicks who has speed at third. valdez atem second.ey and cannon at first. those guys don't matter as far as the scores are concerned. but it will be lefty against lefty with holtson coming up. >> you remember what holtson is? he's our capital one player of the game.w >> now we already gave him the
award when he was ahead and pitched and had the double with an r.b.i. >> well, he can reclaim it, can't he? >> capital one can still give it to a solo individual right here. >> holtson has one hit tonight. uh-huh to bring the infield in. that's going to increase his bat. >> we'll get you back to omaha in a second. let's update you on the braves and reds. bottom five. owings gets into this one. this is a three-run home run. his second of the season. seventh of his career. does the damage with the bat. does the damage with his arm. gets the win on the mound. and reds take it by the final of 4-3. >> one year ago today, judgery manuel replaced willie randolph as mets manager. mets are 88 and 67 since then. camden yards tonight, oriole top prospect, matt weeters with the
home run and r.b.i. and the o's are up 3-1. bottom 7. huff making up for that error last night. comes through with the two-run home run. his ninth of the season. cheryl got wright to fly out to end the game. 0 for 5. came in leading the nationals in runs. mets have lost 9 of 14. >> >> back out to omaha. mike patricka and/orel hershiser with this live look in between arkansas, and virginia. >> ikener in center, the pitcher pitched game 2. and mckinney has a rocket in it right . they need a ball hit at those guys so they can use their arms. >> the thing is he's coming in cold from the bench. it's not easy to make that firt throw to the plate to try to get a runner.
>> i'm really surprised they don't have theke infield up the middle in. >> they're back now. >> danny doesn't run real well. we saw that. he's a first baseman, but still, that's putting a lot of confidence in the ball t being t properly right at your second baseman or shortstop to get the double-play. >>hi now, before the at-bat started, they were all the way in everywhere. they have thought about it, and backed up. but holtson has gotten ahead in the count, 2-0. all thiser strategy won't make y difference if you can't make him swing the bat. >> 1 for 6 with runners in scoring position tonight. holtson the only hit with runners in scoring position. that's double. >> >> the freshman from maryland. ahead, 3-0. >> he's already had one walkoff walk here. a walk, walk, hit batter and a
walk. green light or no? >> take the two strikes. >> okay. >> >> that was close. >> generous. >> yes. >> you don't think most guys are holding their breath right here? >> that whole glove is off the plate. >> could have been high, could have been outside. 3-1. >> i'll bet you keuchel wasn't breathing the whole pitch. lined right at the shortstop. has a chance for two. one, double-play!
>> hits the ball right on the money. carver, the shortstop knocked it down. stayed with it. went to bigham, and made the return throw with the double-play, and they get out with the bases loaded jam. how about that. >> wow, you saw here on espnews. the exciting conclusion in the bottom of the ninth as they end up going to extras. >> get you back out to omaha as events warrant. the bluejays put ace roy halladay in the d.l. halladay's dealing with the groin injury. he's ready to pitch off the d.l.
on june 28th. >> bluejays and phils tonight, scott richmond got the start in place of halladay. pitched very well. also had as good defense behind him. here in the fourth inning, raoul ibanez hits this grounder. look at marco scutaro, field and flip to hill. starts with the 6-4-3 double-play. worth another look. scutaro leads all shortstops in fielding percentage. .997. scutarous there, his double-play partner, aaron hill. he can swing a bat. in the 7th, hill cranks the two-run homer run, his 15th. and the bluejays go on to win 7-1. scott richmond again, pitching in place of roy halladay. wins for the first time since may 3rd. eight innings, five hits, struck out, a career high 11. the phillies have struck out 59 times over the last five games the proposals major provisions taking all of its provisions into account could change our assessment of the proposals and
budgetary insurance coverage rates. now that's that basically means we don't have part numbers yet is what they are saying. even though we are being asked to market up we don't have hard numbers. next paragraph. and i am going to read just a section because i think it's important. although our reading of the draft language has informed our reanalysis we haven't had time to complete a thorough review of the language which could have significant effect on any subsequent analysis. so again, they are saying they don't really have a hard language. these are preliminary numbers and we are being asked to mark up before, some effects of the insurance proposals we have modeled have not yet been captured. for example we have estimated the administrative cost to the federal government implementing proposals for the cost of establishing and operating the insurance exchanges. that is a pretty big number. it's not in here. the edna st. of costs of the
federal government. they are not in the assessment because they can't figure it out yet. what is the effect on coverage? under the current law, the number of mullan elderly residents, those under age 65 for health care insurance coverage will grow from 270 million in 2010 to about 228 million in 2019 according to the estimates, cbo estimates. over the same period them model legal residents without health insurance at any point in time will grow from approximately 50 million people to 54 million people. constituting about 19% of the elderly population because the medicare program coverage nearly all legal residents over the age of 65 our analysis is focused on the effect of the proposal on the on elderly. so they are saying that there will still be during this period some where in the range of 54 million potentially on insured.
according to the preliminary analysis, once the proposal was fully implemented a number of people who are on a short but declined to 36 or 37 million representing about 13% of the non-elderly population. so after you get the issues you go from 54 million to 37 million. that's where you get the 16 million pickup you still get uninsured which basically undermines the basic thrust and purpose of the bill which was to insure the uninsured. on a budgetary impact of insurance coverage provisions. on a preliminary cbo joint task estimate that the provisions of title one of affordable health choice act depicting health insurance coverage would result in a net increase in the federal deficit of 1 trillion for the fiscal year 2010 to 2019. that estimate preliminarily reflects subsidies the would be provided to the purchase coverage through the new insurance exchanges which would
amount to nearly $1.3 trillion. the average subsidy per exchange would rise from roughly $5,000 in 2015 to $6,000 in 2019. now there are savings calculated in here so the net number becomes $1 trillion. the proposal wouldn't change the treatment of insurance premiums never the last reduction and number of people receiving employer based off insurance coverage will to to the current wall projections would affect the government's tax revenues because the total compensation costs are determined by market forces. cbo joint task staff estimates of the forms of compensations would rise buy roughly the amount of any reduction and employers' health insurance costs. employers' payments for health insurance our task tax-deferred but most of sitting changes compensation would come in the ford of taxable wages and salaries as a result the shift in the compensation would bring
about by about -- whereabouts by the proposal would cost tax revenues to rise to enter the design billion dollars over that and your purpose. in other words they are saying essentially betting at $1.3 billion additional spending would be 257 billion-dollar increase in taxes which would essentially be a function of people along the having tax-exempt instruments. so, this letter which is a fair arbiter says on the reissues that are at the core of the concern which is insuring the uninsured increase in quality and reducing cost on to of those issues the insuring the uninsured and cost negative you doesn't comment on quality of course because that isn't their role, that as an umpire they are calling balks. this bill box on those issues.
and it rudder's advance or at least number of uninsured advances and the cost to the tax payer advances. there is a second letter they have said that on what actually asked to be included -- >> so included. again, we have a lot of people who want to be heard. i don't want to cut anybody off what i want to make sure we can get -- >> understand but this is the most significant issue -- i presume all but in statements are going to go on for awhile on all sides and i have got a few more comments and i will try to expedite them so that we can hear from the other folks. this letter was to senator conrad and myself in response to our request, senator conrad and myself, how you actually contain costs and their point and i will read one headline the letter is fascinating because it does go into what you have to do to contain costs large reductions
in spending will not actually be achieved without fundamental changes in the financing and delivery of health care. the government can spur the changes by transforming payment policies and federal health care programs and by significantly limited threat tax subsidy for health insurance. what they are saying is you've got to incentivize quality and cost for a payment system and you've got to be sent to fisa over utilization by not using a tax law which encourages over utilization. and yet, as i look at this proposal, there is nothing that addresses those points made by cbo as the way you start to bend the cost curve as is becoming the nomenclature of the time. interestingly enough, the president has sent to us a series of suggestions how you could best do the reimbursement issue side.
they represent -- three digit $50 billion of potential reductions in the cost of health care and none of them are included in this bill. granted some of them deal with medicare but still it would have been -- they should have been at least sort of statement or overarching commentary the injustices where we can go to get savings and i haven't heard any great enthusiasm from the other side of the aisle for any of the president's proposals in this area. he has proposed we incorporate productivity adjustments and medicare payments that we reduce subsidies for hospitals for treating the uninsured, that we adopt medpac recommendations for payment skilled nursing facilities and long-term care facilities and they are interesting ideas and i would ask an analyst consent they be included in the record. >> without objection.
>> this gets to the question of a couple of specific points in the bill which i think have to be highlighted because the concerns are so critical. the first is this a medical advisory council. this has for those of us here in 1994 this is -- this is deja vu all over again. this is hillary carob loss. this is the elite of the elite deciding how everybody is going to get health care in this country. this is you set up a group of folks in washington who are going to unilaterally decide what type of health coverage people are going to get across the country. and its it really is the center of the bill when it comes to top-down centralized management of health care.
it is some of us are concerned about the slippery slope to single payer. this is a greased slide to a single single-payer. it's not the issue of care or coverage, it is more about proposed coverage we would have had a bill that addressed the quality-of-care. but it's about is centralizing control right here amongst folks who think they know how to run something from a central system, and this medical led by as we committee is the precursor of that with the authority to basically accomplished that. we have a 500% increase in this bill. we have a bill that basically subsidized at 500% of poverty premiums. that means people have 100 to thousand dollars of income get a subsidy.
that's a staggering concept that if you make $110,000 in this country, you have the right to have the rest of the taxpayers in the country support your health insurance. it's not appropriate in my opinion and it is excessive to say the least. the bill as i mentioned earlier limits the ability of people to put in place incentives for healthy lifestyles which is a big mistake. and i think probably one of the most substantive things we can do around here is to encourage healthy lifestyles. and then there is the missing sections. there is the employer mandate that is missing, a huge impact on the employer mandate. various the issue of the government plan which is missing, another huge impact and issue of biologics which is going to have a very big impact
on what happens relative to research and development in this country which is critical to quality-of-care. and of course there is the issue of what the bill costs that cbo makes clear is not clear. so the bill is not right right. major sections are missing, costs can't be analyzed, implications haven't been fought out, and i think we are premature to move forward at this time but if we are going to move forward you have to presume at least on our side we are going to go back to the three principals and push those principles which is as the bill moves forward it should cover all americans. it showed increase quality, protect choice of americans and it should not create a government plan which puts the government between you and your doctor and creates delay and
rationing. and it has to lead to the controlling the cost of health care in the out years. >> thank you, senator. senator mikulski. >> thank you very much, mr. chairman. well, this bill has just been accused of being somewhere another combination between goldberg and karl marx. however, our current system is a combination of adam smith, darth vader and the invasion of the body snatchers. [laughter] i like our plan better. [laughter] >> do i look like a body snatcher? [laughter] >> don't ask that question. >> but mr. president, this isn't the place -- this is really a historic meeting and when i got
up this morning to come here i was really excited to join with our colleagues on both sides of the aisle where would i consider a rendezvous with destiny. this country, our great country has struggled for decades on how we could ensure a health safety net for all americans. this bill isn't the first time that we have looked at this matter. it has been a struggle over many years and i come to this table as someone who through her graduate training and social work has been both a student and a teacher and college teacher when the history of social welfare in the country. so i know how we got to where we are today and i know where we stand and let me just kind of share with you just a few quick minutes how we got to where we are. let's not begin on hundred years ago but let's begin 50 years ago. world war two ended. democracies were emerging from
the ashes. we wonder how in this country and other countries we are reclaiming themselves, we're going to provide important safety nets for their people. to have a social contract with people that you could have a reliable income and old age and health care when you need it. one democracy that's a great ally, the british government picked a single payer system. they went the u.k. way. but our country had a meeting and was called the detroit agreement, where great labor and the great many factors of the country met to talk about not the u.k. way but what was going to be the usa way and they felt about how they would do with maintaining the genius of america that is capitalism, that is all true and worship that does believe in a private sector so they came up with a way where we would have and we're
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