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House Proceeding 03-18-10 on Mar 18th, 2010 :: 1:12:25 to 1:16:35
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Diane E. Watson

1:12:21 to 1:12:41( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: the record editorials in support of this very, very impo package. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentlewoman from california, ms. watson is recognized for five minutes. ms. watson: mr. speaker, an estimate not have adequate health

Diane E. Watson

1:12:25 to 1:16:35( Edit History Discussion )
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Diane E. Watson

1:12:42 to 1:13:04( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: insurance coverage 1.7 million women have lost their health insurance coverage since the beginning of the economic turndown which was somewhere around december of 2007. nearly 2/3 lost coverage because of their spouses' job was lost.

Diane E. Watson

1:13:05 to 1:13:26( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: 39% of all low-income women lacked health insurance coverage. women are more likely to deplete their savings accounts, paying medical bills than men. women are charged up to 48% more than men in the individual market. any medical event can place a

Diane E. Watson

1:13:27 to 1:13:50( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: woman at risk for potentially devastating financial costs even when she has insurance. in a recent study, more than half of women reported delaying need medical care due to costs compared with 39% of men. in many cases, even women and children with insurance do not

Diane E. Watson

1:13:51 to 1:14:11( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: receive key preventive care from mammograms to well baby and well child care. because they can't afford the co-pays. partly due to cost, one in five women over the age of 50 has not had a mammogram in the past two years.

Diane E. Watson

1:14:12 to 1:14:34( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: our health care reform stops insurance premium discrimination against women, known as gender rating. it bansinsurance companies from charging women higher premiums than women for the same coverage. since 40-year-old women are charged up to 48% more than

Diane E. Watson

1:14:35 to 1:14:55( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: 40-year-old men with the same health status, we really need this bill. it would end discrimination based on pre-existing conditions such as domestic violence and previous c-sections, prohibiting insurance companies from charging higher rates for these

Diane E. Watson

1:14:56 to 1:15:18( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: conditions. the bill says that 79% of women with individual market policies will have the maternal coverage they haven't had in the past. our health care reform bill requires maternity care to be part of essential benefits.

Diane E. Watson

1:15:19 to 1:15:41( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: it requires all employer plans and gateway plans to have women's screening and preventive care provided at a minimum or no cost. this includes annual mammograms for women under 50. it will allow women to visit their choice of community providers who offer the

Diane E. Watson

1:15:42 to 1:16:02( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: spectrum of essential benefits including women's health clinics. it would allow ob/gyn's to be the center of a medical home supported by community health teams. it codifies offices of women's

Diane E. Watson

1:16:03 to 1:16:23( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: health by -- by department of health and human services to ensure that women's health issues will be comprehensively addressed from basic research to awareness campaigns. i would say, mr. speaker, to all of my colleagues that if we

Diane E. Watson

1:16:24 to 1:16:35( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: really want to make the united nations a number one nation in health delivery, let's start with the women who bare the children -- who bear the

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