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House Proceeding on Mar 5th, 2009 :: 0:17:40 to 0:19:00
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Frank Jr.Pallone

0:17:36 to 0:17:57( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: affordable and accessible. let us work together for true reform. let's fix it and make it better, not finance a broken stem. i yield back. the speaker pro mpore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from new jersey, for what purpose do you rise? mr. pallone: to address the house for one minute, mr. speaker.

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:17:40 to 0:19:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Frank Jr.Pallone

0:17:58 to 0:18:18( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. pallone: speaker. i was pleased to see my colleague from new jersey -- i mean, from pennsylvania, mr. murphy who serves on the energy and commerce committee with me to talk about the need for health care reform and the health summit that president obama is calling today. it is a bipartisan summit. it's an effort to reach out to both parties to come up with solutions for health care

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:18:19 to 0:18:40( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: reform. as mr. murphy said, one of the biggest concerns is cost containment. we know money in the system that we think can be saved and used to make health care available to more peo basically, if you listened to president obama he said we need to expand coverage, we want to have universal coverage, everyone should have health insurance. but one way of achieving that

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:18:41 to 0:19:01( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: and paying for it is to deal with the cost because we know that they're out of hand. and increasingly employers cannot afford health insurance because of the costs. individuals that go out and try to buy health insurance in the individual market find it hard to afford the cost. and also we have existing government programs like medicare, medicaid and schip that it's hard for them to

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