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House Proceeding 03-18-10 on Mar 18th, 2010 :: 1:41:25 to 1:42:55
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Jackie Speier

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

Jackie Speier: legislature, trying to improve reproductive health for women. it's all about our organs, it's all about our plumbing. the first issue dealt with contraceptive pills. prescription drug benefits in california basically, the bill said, if you are offering a prescription drug benefit, you can't discriminate against one class of drugs.

Jackie Speier

1:41:25 to 1:42:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Jackie Speier

1:41:42 to 1:42:03( Edit History Discussion )

Jackie Speier: only one class of drugs was discriminated against, contraceptive bills. i carried the bill, one year, it got to the governor's desk, then by the insurance industry's own estimate, it's $1 per month per employee. then we ran it a second year and a third year. finally in the fourth year, we

Jackie Speier

1:42:04 to 1:42:26( Edit History Discussion )

Jackie Speier: were successful in getting contraceptive coverage included in prescription drug benefits. i can't take any credit for it. do you know who i give credit to? pfizer pharmaceuticals. in that year they introduced viagra. instantly, viagra was covered and prescription drug benefits

Jackie Speier

1:42:27 to 1:42:47( Edit History Discussion )

Jackie Speier: in california. even though it was twice as costly and depending how many times a month you had to use it, far more costly. it was a lifestyle drug, yet that was covered immediately and contraceptive pills, we had to fight for four years to get it into california law. so there is consistently beenen discrimination against women in

Jackie Speier

1:42:48 to 1:42:55( Edit History Discussion )

Jackie Speier: health care and it's high time that we open women's eyes wide so they see that for the first time ever in this country,

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