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House Proceeding 03-18-10 on Mar 18th, 2010 :: 0:45:15 to 0:50:45
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:45:11 to 0:45:32( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: the past. we are finally, mind you, finally catching up with the rest of the industrialized world. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. the gentlewoman from north carolina, ms. foxx. the gentlewoman from wisconsin, ms. moore. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:45:15 to 0:50:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:45:33 to 0:45:54( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: speak out of order. he speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman from texas is recognized for five minutes. ms. jackson lee: i'd like to thank our friend and colleague congresswoman woolsey for organizing this very important statement. historic statement. women that come from all over america, members of congress,

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:45:55 to 0:46:15( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: who have no ax to grind, who have no representation of special interests otr than the american people. and we stand on this floor to answer our colleagues and those who have offered a negative perspective. all kinds of obstructions and poor commentary like an email i received blaming people for

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:46:16 to 0:46:37( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: their obesity and diabetes. yes, we need to be a healthier country. but does anybody realize that insurance companies would never provide for preventive care so we could be tested and that we could learn to eat differently, to watch our d that's why this country spends more time wasting dollars on those who are sick.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:46:38 to 0:46:59( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: so i stand today to be able to say to all the moms and nurturers who happen to be women that we have listened to your call. we recognize it's important to provide for preventive care. you know what you do. as we were raised by our moms and grandparents and aunts and uncles, they told us, wipe our

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:47:00 to 0:47:22( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: nose with tissues, wash our hands, way before this whole concept of automatic hand washers and bottled water. they wanted us to be clean and to respect cleanliness. why? it was a method of preventing disease. but we were sick anyhow. when we got sick, we couldn't get to the emergency room.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:47:23 to 0:47:43( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: we couldn't get to a doctor. we couldn't get to a hospital. many times that required health insurance. so today, for the america, for all the women denied insurance because of pregnancy, of a c-section, of issues that deal with womanhood, we now stand up and declare -- declare freedom with

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:47:44 to 0:48:04( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: the passing of this bill. i might say to you that all that's in this bill i don't agree with. i'm concerned about the position being taken on physician-owned hospitals, many of them who have come and saved neighborhoods by opening up hospitals, declaring desert areas where rural communities had no hospitals they came in

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:48:05 to 0:48:25( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: and opened them up, or inner city neighborhoods. we understand that all of us will be looking for long-term fixing down the road, almost the same way when medicare was passed in 1965, that wasn't a perfect system. but i can tell you of all the lives of women that it has saved since its passage in 1965.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:48:26 to 0:48:47( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: for one, it saved the life of my mom who now lives and lives enthusiastically with a love of life because of e resources that came about through medicare. she worked. so this is not a handout this bill, for example, is going to give women affordability. it's going to give women in states the opportunity to go

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:48:48 to 0:49:11( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: into a exchange pool, pick the insurance they need. it's going to give women the right of choosing, going to give women the right to have healthy bodies. it's going to focus the responsibility of insurance on employers. it's going to make sure that medicare is strong. if you're an elderly woman, it's going to close the doughnut hole for all the insurance needs you have.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:49:12 to 0:49:32( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: it's going to help my mother-in-law, ethiopia lee, who needs care as we speak, it's going to give her the opportunity to buy prescription drugs without going into the poor house. it is going to provide for an expanded medicaid and it's going to work on our hospitals and in our community and take

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:49:33 to 0:49:53( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: care of this problem, provide 100% of medicare coverage in the first year, 95% and then 90%. this is going to open the doors of community helicopter clinics so women can be engaged in preventive care. women are nurturers, they need to take themselves to doctors and their children to doctors at the same time. that's what community clinics

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:49:54 to 0:50:15( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: will do, they'll be in your neighborhood, they have geriatric care and pediatric care. mental health parity will be in this bill. individuals who are concerned about mental health needs will not have to hide, cover themselves up, go in the dark of night or not get the care they need. it is going to be there in this bill.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:50:16 to 0:50:36( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: it's goin to be a demand for health insurance companies to cover mental health needs. what a new day this will be to allow women to take care of their children. let me remin stories across america, the mother whose son died because he did not have health insurance. a young man who believed in giving help to other people, a young lawyer who gave pro bono work, but he died because he

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:50:37 to 0:50:45( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: had no health insurance. or the mother who came to my town hall meeting, crying because she couldn't get her child into school. why?

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