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House Proceeding on Jan 14th, 2009 :: 0:30:40 to 0:31:50
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Mark Green

0:30:31 to 0:30:51( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Green: at the outseti believe that schip is a very important program that provides quality health care coverage for millions of america's children. i support the program, i support its renewal and i support its appropriate expansion. however, i do believe that this must be done responseably, for instance, prioritizing america's most vulnerable children first. we must also guard against expanding the children to those

Mark Green

0:30:40 to 0:31:50( Edit History Discussion )
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Mark Green

0:30:52 to 0:31:13( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Green: who may not need it or risk creating a program that encourages some families to ennecessarily drop their existing insurance coverage for the government program, a move that could jeopardize the program's intent for our neediest children. as we have learned, the state of hawaii recently halted its universal childcare program just seven months after its

Mark Green

0:31:14 to 0:31:35( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Green: inception because high-income families were dropping private insurance so their children would be eligible for the government program. the amendment that i offer to the rules committee would give vulnerable families the same opportunities as others to purchase health insurance. it would offer eligible families the choice of returning schip coverage for

Mark Green

0:31:36 to 0:31:51( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Green: their children or using schip funds to obtain a health insurance plan for the entire family through premium assistance for their child. i believe families are in the best position to make health care choices for their children.

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