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House Proceeding on Jan 14th, 2009 :: 1:48:55 to 1:50:15
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Diana DeGette

1:48:51 to 1:49:11( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: supporting this bill and supporting the expansion. but, no, you wouldn't allow that so i have to regretfully oppose the bill. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from new jersey. mr. pallone: i yield one minute to the the gentlewoman from colorado, ms. degette. the speaker pro tempore: the

Diana DeGette

1:48:55 to 1:50:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Diana DeGette

Diana DeGette

1:49:12 to 1:49:35( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: gentlewoman from from colorado is recognized for one minute. the speaker pro tempe: without objection, so ordered. ms. degette: six million children who are eligible for schip and medicaid do not have health insurance, these children's parents work but they cannot afford to ensure that their children have health care

Diana DeGette

1:49:36 to 1:49:56( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: and have to resort to the emergency room for treatment like an ear infection. today's bill will help these families, but with a number of changes that will vastly improve the legislation. it allows states to give coverage to pregnant women and pele who are here legally and provides outreach and enrollment procedures.

Diana DeGette

1:49:57 to 1:50:16( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: dam speaker in the face of the current economic downturn, it is even more vital that we enact this bill. sharp increases in unemployment are adding to the ranks of the uninsured, while at the same time state budgets are shrinking and the safety net is struggling to meet this increased demand.

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