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House Proceeding 03-19-10 on Mar 19th, 2010 :: 1:10:50 to 1:13:40
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James Jordan

1:10:42 to 1:11:03( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: ms. speier: madam speaker, i offer three minutes to the gentleman from ohio. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman may proceed. mr. ryan: i thank the gentlelady. i appreciate the opportunity to come here and my friend from ohio, we've been through this routine before, we were i the

James Jordan

1:10:50 to 1:13:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James Jordan

James Jordan

1:11:04 to 1:11:24( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: state senate many years ago together. except i was arguing against his proposals and he was passing them. this time he's arguing against ours and we're going to pass ours. and the issue really here and i think the gentlelady from california brought it up, our friends on the other side, madam speaker, like to say, well, seniors are against it, but then aarp endorses it.

James Jordan

1:11:25 to 1:11:46( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: doctors are against it, but the american medical association endorses it. you say that this is pro-abortion and you have 59,000 catholic nuns from across the country endorsing this bill. 600 catholic hospitals, 1,400 catholic nursing homes endorsing this bill.

James Jordan

1:11:47 to 1:12:07( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: so you're not calling anybody over here pro-abortion, you're calling 59,000 catholic nuns pro-abortion, which i think really brings this debate to a head. we are doing something that we've not been able to do in this country for 10 years. we all go back to our districts and with this bill alone we're going to be -- we're going to

James Jordan

1:12:08 to 1:12:28( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: make sure, i know in my congressional district that over 9,000 people can go back on the rolls because they've been denied because of a pre-existing condition. we had 1,700 families in my congressional district last year go bankrupt and i know this is difficult and nobody on this side is saying that this hasn't been a difficult process, it has

James Jordan

1:12:29 to 1:12:49( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: been, but nothing good happens without it being a little bit difficult and challenging and that's the point we're at now in our country. we cannot get to the point where we are afraid to do bold things in our country. we have to do this. we have to do this. small businesses all over our state, to the gentleman from

James Jordan

1:12:50 to 1:13:10( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: ohio, all over our state can't get enough money to re-invest back into the capital, the technology, the wages that we need in order to get our businesses jumpstarted because it keeps going over to health care. and this is -- if you're a small business, you're going to get a tax credit up to 50% of your health care costs. this is a tax cut for small businesses. and we're going to make sure

James Jordan

1:13:11 to 1:13:32( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: that people are healthier and more productive and i know our friends on the other side want to say, well, let's start over. let's get the ank piece of paper out and let's start all over. let the insurance industry start all over. let them go back to 1993 and 1994, revoke all of their increases that they gave to the american people over the last 15 or 20 years, let them start over.

James Jordan

1:13:33 to 1:13:41( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: put all the people who have been denied because of a pre-existing condition back on the insurance rolls, all the people who got sick while they had insurance and were kicked off their

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