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House Proceeding 03-04-09 on Mar 4th, 2009 :: 0:02:45 to 0:04:00
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Janice D. Schakowsky

0:02:41 to 0:03:01( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: help is needed most in communities across america. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentlelady from illinois rise? ms. schakowsky: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. ms. schakowsky:

Janice D. Schakowsky

0:02:45 to 0:04:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Janice D. Schakowsky

0:03:02 to 0:03:23( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: president obama submitted a budget that expresses his commitment to transforming health care in america. tomorrow he will gather members of congress, consumers businessmen and women, and health care providers at the white house to discuss how to achieve the common goals he laid out in the budget. quote, constraining costs, expanding access, and improving

Janice D. Schakowsky

0:03:24 to 0:03:45( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: quality, unquote. the economic crisis we face is not a cause for delay. it is an argument for comprehensive reform. the need for action couldn't be clearer. every percentage increase in the unemployment rate means another 1.1 million americans becomes uninsured. over half of all americans, many of them insured, are doing without mecal care because of high costs.

Janice D. Schakowsky

0:03:46 to 0:04:01( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: emergency rooms are being forced to turn away patients. and businesses that cover their workers are struggling to be competitive in the face of rising premiums. we must assure that all americans are covered and give each a choice of a public health insurance plan or

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