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House Proceeding 03-16-10 on Mar 16th, 2010 :: 13:27:50 to 13:29:20
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Donald M. Payne

13:27:47 to 13:28:07( Edit History Discussion )

Donald M. Payne: soluti. it's wrong to flaunt the constitution and the will of the american people by forcing this proposal down their throats. madam speaker, it will be a sad day for this institution and our great nation if a proposal of this nature comes to the floor of the house under these circumstances. i yield back my time.

Donald M. Payne

13:27:50 to 13:29:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Donald M. Payne

Donald M. Payne

13:28:08 to 13:28:28( Edit History Discussion )

Donald M. Payne: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for wt purpose does the gentleman from new jersey rise? mr. payne: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. payne: today i'm urging my colleagues to step up to the plate with courage and vote for passage of this critical legislation.

Donald M. Payne

13:28:29 to 13:28:49( Edit History Discussion )

Donald M. Payne: if we don't move forward, the american people will be faced with the grave consequences due to our inaction. rising health costs are crushing american families, forcing small businesses to choose between health care and jobs. one out of every $6 in the u.s. economy is spent on health care today. if we do nothing in 30 years $1

Donald M. Payne

13:28:50 to 13:29:12( Edit History Discussion )

Donald M. Payne: out of every $3 in our economy will be tied up in health care. if we fail to pass health care reform, families could see their spending on premiums and out-of-pocket insurance costs rise 34% in five years and 79% in 10. without reform, every four years 3.5 million american jobs will be lost.

Donald M. Payne

13:29:13 to 13:29:21( Edit History Discussion )

Donald M. Payne: more importantly, if we fail to pass reform, insurance companies will be allowed to continue to deny coverage of pre-existing conditions. insurance companies will be

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