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House Proceeding 03-25-10 on Mar 25th, 2010 :: 0:21:55 to 0:24:45
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James P. McGovern

0:21:52 to 0:22:12( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: inaccurate and how could we possibly have a vote? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend. the gentleman is engaged in debate and has not stated a proper parliamentary inquiry. the chair will not engage in parliamentary debate on a parliamentary inquiry. ms. slaughter: i yield three

James P. McGovern

0:21:55 to 0:24:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James P. McGovern

James P. McGovern

0:22:13 to 0:22:33( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: minutes to the the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. mcgovern. the speaker pro temp gentleman is recognized for three minutes. mr. mcgovern: i thank thchair for giving me the time. madam speaker, the time is now on the issue of health insurance reform, just about everything has been said and just about everyone has said it. on sunday, this house passed the most meaninful health care bill

James P. McGovern

0:22:34 to 0:22:54( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: in over 40 years. we voted to end the most abusive practices of the insurance compans to provide coverage toll millions of hard-working families and bring down the cost of health care for families and small businesses and pass the biggest deficit reduction package in 25 years. that reform is now the law of the land.

James P. McGovern

0:22:55 to 0:23:18( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: we hear from our friends on the other side of the aisle saying they want to repeal that law and allow insurance compies to discriminate against people because of pre-existing conditions. they want to take away help for small businesses to purchase insurance for their workers. they want to let families go bankrupt because of their medical bills. that doesn't make much sense.

James P. McGovern

0:23:19 to 0:23:39( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: the bill before us today improves affordability for working families. it strengthens provisions to attack waste, fraud and abuse in medicare and medicaid. it strengths consumer protections, including prohibiting litime limits and the practice of dropping people when they get sick. it closes the doughnut hole and extends the solvey of that

James P. McGovern

0:23:40 to 0:24:00( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: program and removes the special fixes for nebraska and florida. this has been a contentious debate and we have spent a lot of time arguing about things that don't matter a whole lot to people in ery day lives, things like reconciliation and filibusters and c.b.o. and parliamentarians. i would like to close by focusing this debate back where

James P. McGovern

0:24:01 to 0:24:21( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: it be longs on the american people. last week a letter to the editor appeared in "the "orlando sentinel"." three weeks ago my wife became pregnant and she miscarried. the insurance company refuses to insure her for five years because the company classfies the miscarriage as a

James P. McGovern

0:24:22 to 0:24:43( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: pre-existing condition. this is the only reason that insurance is being denied. we must all pull together to make health care available for all our citizens. this is the greatest moral issue facing our nation today. signed blake harrington, orlando, end quote. your voice has been heard. and because of this congress and this president, no family will

James P. McGovern

0:24:44 to 0:24:46( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: have to go through what you did. the time is now.

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