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House Proceeding 03-16-10 on Mar 16th, 2010 :: 8:48:25 to 8:57:14
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Jim Gerlach

8:48:20 to 8:48:26( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Gerlach: can't kick you off the rolls once you get sick. we eliminate insurance companies

James Jordan

8:48:25 to 8:57:14( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James Jordan

James Jordan

8:48:27 to 8:48:47( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: from being able to deny people coverage because they have a pre-existing condition. that's in this bill. we have a provision in this bil that says no child can be denied health insurance because they may have a pre-existing condition. we eliminate the lifetime caps

James Jordan

8:48:48 to 8:49:10( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: of policies so that when someone in your family gets sick and they need coverage, that all of a sudden the insurance company can't say, well, you spent your money, you're on your own. it is our moral responsibility to prevent milions of americans

James Jordan

8:49:11 to 8:49:32( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: from getting hurt, from geting hurt under the current health care system. and there's no denying it. free preventive health care under this provision, fre preventive care under this piece we are putting together here. also, for people who are 55 and

James Jordan

8:49:33 to 8:49:55( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: older, between 5 and 64, this creates a temporary re-insurance program until we get the exchange up and running to help offset the expensive health claims for employers that provide health carebenefits for those people between 55 and 64 years old. that's what's in this bil. those are the things that just

James Jordan

8:49:56 to 8:50:17( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: come on-line this year. and the improvements will continue. this is a good bill. is this a perfect bill? of course it's not. but we have people on the left saying it doesn't go far enough in voting against the people and people on the right are saying it is socialized medicine.

James Jordan

8:50:18 to 8:50:42( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: this is a practicing matic bil, a practicing matic solution to the healthare crisis. and our friends on the other side of the aisle and our friends in the insurance industry say we should start all over, we should start from scratch and get out a blank sheet of paper. maybe the insurance industry

James Jordan

8:50:43 to 8:51:03( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: should back - go back to 192 and 1993 and revoke all the ncreases that they havegiven to the insurance consumer over the last 20 years or so, rescind all of those increases sm --. you st over and maybe we wil

James Jordan

8:51:04 to 8:51:26( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: consider starting over. but people in my district over the last few months were getting 20%, 30%, 40%, 50% increases. small businesses going bankrupt because of the increases. this fixes. this allows small businesses to

James Jordan

8:51:27 to 8:51:49( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: go into the exchange to get tax credits so they can provide insurance for their employees. now some of those things that i read, and i know a lot of our friends on the other side say that people don't want this, here's the poll that says american people don't want this. and i'm the irst to recognize

James Jordan

8:51:50 to 8:52:10( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: and acknowledge that we probably haven't done a good job of telling the american people of what's in this bill. and that's what the essence was of speaker pelosi's comments when you pass the bil you will eye find out what's in it, when

James Jordan

8:52:11 to 8:52:31( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: you pass the bil, the fiction will fall away and there wil be a document that we can point at and the american people will be able to look at what has passed. we know what's in this bill. we have been debating this for a month. i like how our friends on the other side say we are trying to

James Jordan

8:52:32 to 8:52:52( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: jam it through and then you look, the american people are tired of the debate. you can't have it both ways. now all of those things that i mentioned, here's a kaiser poll. tax credits for small business, 73% of the american people more likely to support the bill.

James Jordan

8:52:53 to 8:53:13( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: tax credits are in the bil. in fact, these are al in the bill. insurance exchanges, 67% of the american people support the insurance exchanges. the ability to keep what you have, 66% of the american people, more likely to suport this bill if you can kep what

James Jordan

8:53:14 to 8:53:34( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: you have. you can keep what you have in this bil. ban re-existing conditions denials. 63% more likely to support this provision ever baning pre-existing condition denials. expanding medicaid, which is what we do, 62%.

James Jordan

8:53:35 to 8:53:56( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: dependent coverage through 2026. if you are 26 or under, you can stay on your parents' insurance. how many people suport it? 60%. closing the medicare doughnut hole, 60%. subsidy, 56%.

James Jordan

8:53:57 to 8:54:17( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: we have not done a god job of messaging this bill. but we are going to have an election in november and i'm looking forward to it. i'm looking forward to the debate because the debate is going t be our friends on the other side are going to want to repeal this legislation and run

James Jordan

8:54:18 to 8:54:39( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: their campaign about repealing health care reform. they will run commercials saying those small business tax credits are up to 35%, we want to repeal them. the ban on pre-existing conditions, we want to repeal that. the ban that says no kid, no child can be denied beause they have a pre-existing condition,

James Jordan

8:54:40 to 8:55:00( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: they are going to run a campaign in the fall saying we want to repeal that. the lifetime caps that we are going to eliminate so you can get coverage no matter how sick yoget, our friends are going to run an lks in november - election in november saying we want to repeal that.

James Jordan

8:55:01 to 8:55:21( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: our friends on the other side are going to run a campaign in november saying we want to repeal that. helping people 55 to 64 get re-insured, they're going to want to repeal that. closing the doughnut hole in medicare -- i can't wait to go

James Jordan

8:55:22 to 8:55:42( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: to the senior centers in my district when this has been implemented and we started to close that doghnut hole and the seniors have seen some of the progress and we go in there and say our opponents want to repeal that provision where we closed up that doughnut hole. let's have this debate.

James Jordan

8:55:43 to 8:56:04( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: let's have this discussion. let's do it. that's what this is all about. we implement our agenda. then we go out and defend it. and we know what hapened. the eight years more like almost two decades, 14 years, 12 years actually that our friends on the

James Jordan

8:56:05 to 8:56:25( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: other side were in charge an then with president bush controlling the house, the senate, the white house, our republican friends on the other side had an opportunity to implement their political philosophy. house, senate, white house. we got surprise-side economics. we got their foreign policy,

James Jordan

8:56:26 to 8:56:47( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: health care policy, energy policy. we get their education policy. and look what happened. we got their wall street policy. and look what happened. we had a colapse of the financial markets, tuition ballooned through the roof and health care costs balooned

James Jordan

8:56:48 to 8:57:08( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: through the rof, the collapse of our health care system, a prescription drug bill that was not paid for with a doughnut hole you could drive a truck through, a foreign policy that forced us an war in iraq. all of these things were

James Jordan

8:57:09 to 8:57:16( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: implemented were in charge. and now, we're going to pass health care and we're going to

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