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House Proceeding 03-23-10 on Mar 23rd, 2010 :: 2:13:50 to 2:16:20
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Janice D. Schakowsky

2:13:33 to 2:13:54( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: is here to join me in this and with the permission of the chair, i'd like to engage in a dialogue with her. january, welcome, i know -- jan, welcome, i know you represent a special pa of this nation. we're talking about seniors and the effects of this legistion on seniors. a couple of days ago you spoke to this issue. how does it affect illinois?

Janice D. Schakowsky

2:13:50 to 2:16:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Janice D. Schakowsky

2:13:55 to 2:14:17( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: ms. schakowsky: one of the things that i think is really refreshing about what's going on today and ever since the legislation was finally passed, is that there is real focus on how this bill is going to help real people.

Janice D. Schakowsky

2:14:18 to 2:14:40( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: no more the mists of, if we do this, this is going -- the myths of, if we do this, this is going to happen, i heard you talking about the death panels, etc. now we're having a real conversation. americans, including our seniors, are looking at what does this bill really mean to me? let me give you an example of the ninth congressional

Janice D. Schakowsky

2:14:41 to 2:15:01( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: district in illinois. we know that 101,000 beneficiaries of medicare are going to be helped by is, that medicare will be made stronger, including beginning the closing of the doughnut hole, that gap in coverage that

Janice D. Schakowsky

2:15:02 to 2:15:22( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: can be $36,000 out of pocket that is going to go away in this bill over time and it's going to start right away. and so, you know, what we're going to find out now, and i actually, i saw a poll today that the majority of americans now, you know, it's changing. really quickly.

Janice D. Schakowsky

2:15:23 to 2:15:44( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: say that they are either enthusiastic or pleased that this legislation passed. beating out those who, you know, say that they didn't want it or that they're afraid of it. so you know, i'm so glad that we're now at this phase of the discussion. this day is really one i've

Janice D. Schakowsky

2:15:45 to 2:16:06( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: dreamed about my whole adult life and what i've been working for for a while as executive director of the illinois state council of senior citizens for five years. we've been talking about this for a long time. mr. garamendi: it's a happy day for america. we're on our way to solving one of this nation's great problems.

Janice D. Schakowsky

2:16:07 to 2:16:21( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: earlier today i was in the east east room of the white house with both of you sitting next to me, as an extraordinary reprentative from an important part of this nation, part of the nation that's been really harmed by the economy,

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