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House Proceeding 02-24-10 on Feb 24th, 2010 :: 1:42:50 to 1:45:15
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Robert E. Andrews

1:42:46 to 1:43:07( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: statement on the bill and i rise in support of h.r. 4626. the speaker prtempore: without objection, so ordered. the gentleman from michigan. mr. conyers: mr. speaker, i would recognize the distinguished member who allowed us to testify in his subcommittee on universal

Robert E. Andrews

1:42:50 to 1:45:15( Edit History Discussion )
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Robert E. Andrews

1:43:08 to 1:43:29( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: single payer legislation, rob andrews of new jersey, and i yield him two minutes. . the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. yeards: i ask unanimous consent to -- mr. andrews: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without jection, so ordered. mr. andrews: i'd like to thank

Robert E. Andrews

1:43:30 to 1:43:50( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: mr. pierriello for his leadership. the members of the house has an option this afternoon. if you believe that the two members of the house can work together to solve a problem in our health care system, then the correct vote is yes. if you believe that there can be simple and clear solutions that do not involve thousands of pages of legislative

Robert E. Andrews

1:43:51 to 1:44:11( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: language, then the correct vote is yes. if you believe that health insurance companies should be held to the same standard that car dealers, supermarkets, television networks, candy stores, all kinds of people are held to in this country, then

Robert E. Andrews

1:44:12 to 1:44:33( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: the correct vote is yes. the choice here is competition versus crony capitalism. competion means the best competitors get the market share and get the business. it means that health insurance companies cannot meet behind closed doors and fix the prices

Robert E. Andrews

1:44:34 to 1:44:55( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: of their product. we've seen enough of crony capitalism on wall street. we've seen enough of crony capitalism in our banking industry. and i think we've seen more than enough of crony capitalism in health insurance. this is the chance for the members to come together and say, we want the insurance

Robert E. Andrews

1:44:56 to 1:45:16( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: industry, the health insurance industry to compete for the business of the american people the same way everybody else does. it is pro-consumer, it is pro-competition, it should be profound evidence that the two parties can work together and start to solve the health care problem. i congratulate the authors. i'd urge my colleagues on both

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