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House Proceeding 03-18-10 on Mar 18th, 2010 :: 1:25:35 to 1:29:15
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Gwen Moore

1:25:31 to 1:25:51( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: far too many american women. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from wisconsin rise? mr. moore: mr. speaker -- ms. moore: mr. speaker, to ask for five minutes and to be to ask to be able to extend, revise

Gwen Moore

1:25:35 to 1:29:15( Edit History Discussion )
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Gwen Moore

1:25:52 to 1:26:12( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: woction, the gentlewoman is recognized for five minutes. ms. moore: thank you, mr. speaker. it's women's history month and it's a great month for us to pass comprehensive health care reform. here we are again women in another epic battle for equality

Gwen Moore

1:26:13 to 1:26:34( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: between men and women and as alice paul once said, when you put your hand to the plow you can't put it down until you get to the end of the row. and here we are now. staggering statiics on women in health care, 18% of women are uninsured, 26% of single mothers and 41% of low income women are

Gwen Moore

1:26:35 to 1:26:56( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: uninsure, 52% of women have foregone getting the care that they needed because of the cost, including not filling prescriptions. skipping a medical test or not going to the doctor. for dickeds the health insurance industry -- decades the health insurance industry has used every trick in the book, mr. speaker, to deny women the care

Gwen Moore

1:26:57 to 1:27:19( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: that they need, to charge women more for the same services as men and even to drop their coverage when they might need it most. women face so many barriers in getting affordable health care and are rights have been trampled on for too long. this women's history month

Gwen Moore

1:27:20 to 1:27:40( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: reminds me of the most famous speech that sojourner truth ever gave when she asked again and again, ain't i a woman? asking when it would be her turn, when would it be her turn to have equal rights? and with regard to heal care, i would paraphrase sojourner

Gwen Moore

1:27:41 to 1:28:01( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: truth and say, ain't i a human being? it's not an understatement to say that the lack of affordabl health coverage has contributed to keeping women inoverty. not to mention keeping too many women in poor health. women are more likely to be in low wage jobs and have to work several part time jobs to make ends meet which means they're

Gwen Moore

1:28:02 to 1:28:23( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: less likely to have health coverage offered by their employer. less than 1/2 of women have health insurance through their jobs and because women were more likely to be below the poverty level in the first place and only earn 78 cents for every dollar that a man earns, they're more likely to be completed unable to afford health care in

Gwen Moore

1:28:24 to 1:28:44( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: the first place. isn't it about time we stood up and said, ain't i a woman? or even, ain't i a human being? women are routinely denied care for having a pre-existing condition which can include being a potential former or actual mother.

Gwen Moore

1:28:45 to 1:29:05( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: which could include being a victim of domestic violence, which could include having a serious illness or an operation like a cesarean section. health care reform here will provide women the care that they need, the economic security they need, prohibit plans from

Gwen Moore

1:29:06 to 1:29:15( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: charging women for man men, ban -- men, ban insurance practices of rejecting women with pre-existing conditions and include maternity services.

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