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House Proceeding 03-19-10 on Mar 19th, 2010 :: 2:53:25 to 2:55:35
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Robert E. Andrews

2:53:21 to 2:53:41( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: that is finished the day the president signs this bill. so in the insurance field, the era are of discrimination on all these methods is over and insurance companies will take all comers. mr. andrews: i think the gentleman's point, mr. speaker, is so well taken. a lot of times people hear about this legislation and say what does this have to do with

Robert E. Andrews

2:53:25 to 2:55:35( Edit History Discussion )
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Robert E. Andrews

2:53:42 to 2:54:02( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: me? i have insurance, i'm employed, i don't run a small business, so i'm concerned about this because i think i'm going to pay higher taxes and get nothing for this. let me teal with that. first of all. if you live in a family that has an income of less than

Robert E. Andrews

2:54:03 to 2:54:23( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: $250,000 a year, there is no tax on your family. if you're an individual that pays -- or rather earns less than $200,0 a year, there is no new tax on your family. let's get that straight. secondly, who is the next person who is going to find out

Robert E. Andrews

2:54:24 to 2:54:45( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: that they're diabetic or asthmatic or god forbid they're diagnosed with a malignancy or you know, there's some other condition, as you said, relatively trivial as acne or eczema or something like this. the record is filled with people who are denied coverage or who face huge premium increases because of this.

Robert E. Andrews

2:54:46 to 2:55:07( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: i'm sure, mr. speaker, my friend fm california, people watching us tonight who thought today was their lucky daying that they got a job offer. this happed to someone i know very well in my family. she got a job offer, she's been looking for a long time for a job, this is the job she wanted. the employer called back the next day and said, we're sorry,

Robert E. Andrews

2:55:08 to 2:55:28( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: we have to rescind our offer because you cost too much to insure. because she's diabetic and has family history of breast ncer. her punishment for conditions that are beyond her control is that she's now unemployable if she wants health insurance.

Robert E. Andrews

2:55:29 to 2:55:36( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: now people say that in this country everybody should work their way up the ladder, aagree with that. how can you work your way up

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