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House Proceeding 03-21-10 on Mar 21st, 2010 :: 0:30:15 to 0:31:50
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Doris O. Matsui

0:30:03 to 0:30:24( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: our plan gives people in my hometown of sacramento more consume brother texts and puts medil decisions back in the hands of patients and their doctors. insurance companies will be prohibited from denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions or from rescinding policies from people once they're sick. i've heard so many personal stories from my constituents

Doris O. Matsui

0:30:15 to 0:31:50( Edit History Discussion )
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Doris O. Matsui

0:30:25 to 0:30:45( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: who are struggling to make ends meet and who are burdened by the current insurance market. tim cull sullivan called my office two days ago, he's a small business person who lives day-to-day in fear of losing his insurance because as someone who has glaucoma, his rates are going up and up every single year.

Doris O. Matsui

0:30:46 to 0:31:06( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: tim called me to ask why the current system discouraged entrepreneurs. average americans with a brileynt -- brilliant idea who can't go out on their own because they can't afford their own insurance. for millions of americans like tim, we have created insurance exchanges that will help him have the same buying power as big business or a member of

Doris O. Matsui

0:31:07 to 0:31:28( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: congress. elizabeth bell recently graduated from college and does not yet have a full-time job with benefits. she reached the age where she was dropped from her parents' plan and now has to pay expensive monthly premiums. elizabeth wrote to ask, what would i do if i didn't have insurance?

Doris O. Matsui

0:31:29 to 0:31:49( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: for elizabeth and millions of americans like her, our health care bill allows young adults to stay on their parent's plan through their 26th birthday. the current system is not working for tim or elizabeth or millions more americans in districts throughout our country. and if it's not working for them, mr. speaker, it is n working for me.

Doris O. Matsui

0:31:50 to 0:31:52( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: and that is why i'll be proud

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