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House Proceeding 03-22-10 on Mar 22nd, 2010 :: 0:54:45 to 0:56:50
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Donna M. Christensen

0:54:42 to 0:55:03( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: for this legislation and i look forward to th results that it will yield. at this time, i will yield back my time to the congresswoman from the virgin islands. m. christensen: thank you, congressman butter feel. thank you for going through the process we have gone through over the past year. it's been a little difficult, i think, for themerican people

Donna M. Christensen

0:54:45 to 0:56:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Donna M. Christensen

Donna M. Christensen

0:55:04 to 0:55:25( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: to understand and i think you helped to clarify how we got to where we were last night and also, you were able to put some of what those exchange subsidies and medicaid would mean to the average family. i just wanted to say before i recognize congressman scott that when you look at the

Donna M. Christensen

0:55:26 to 0:55:47( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: uninsured that are going to be helped in this country, 10.8% of non-hispanic whites are uninsured. the uninsured rates of african-americans is 19%. for asian-americans, 17.6%. and for hispanic the latino

Donna M. Christensen

0:55:48 to 0:56:08( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: american the uninsured rate is 30.7%. so just providing coverage for the 32 million americans that will be covered for the first time by this legislation will make a big difference in the lives of of people of color and their families.

Donna M. Christensen

0:56:09 to 0:56:29( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: but insurance is not enough and there are other provisions that we'll talk about a little bit later. a -- at this time i'd like to yield such time as he might consume to the gentleman from virginia, congressman bobby scott who not only is on the education and labor committee, which played a major role in crafting the original house

Donna M. Christensen

0:56:30 to 0:56:52( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: bill, but also on the budget committee, a senior member of the budget committee, which had a major role in preparing and reporting out the reconciliation bill we voted on last night. . very much. and i want to thank you, dr. christensen for your hard work and dedication.

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