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House Proceeding 03-25-10 on Mar 25th, 2010 :: 0:43:05 to 0:46:20
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Henry A. Waxman

0:43:01 to 0:43:22( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: doesn't lower cost, it makes them larger. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired the gentlewoman from new york. ms. slaughter: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield three minutes to the gentleman from california, mr. waxman. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from califnia is recognized for three minutes. mr. waxman: mr. speaker, earlier this week history was made with the enactment of the interlaw of

Henry A. Waxman

0:43:05 to 0:46:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Henry A. Waxman

Henry A. Waxman

0:43:23 to 0:43:43( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: the comprehensive access to quality, affordable health insurance for all americans. tonight we complete action on this legislation and crefent for all americans their -- cement for all americans their sense of security, that they will always be able to afford and access health care for themselves and their families. since our passage of the underlying legislation last

Henry A. Waxman

0:43:44 to 0:44:06( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: weekend, the american people are beginning to fully appreciate the benefits that we have written into law. when fully implemented, reform will bring 32 million uninsured americans into the health insurance system, seniors will see immediate help with the cost of their prescription drugs, people who have pre-existing

Henry A. Waxman

0:44:07 to 0:44:28( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: medical nditions will not be denied health insurance or charged more for that insurance. if you lose your job, you will not lose access to health care. our vote tonight improves on what president obama signed into law on tuesday. this includes closing the gap in medicare prescription drug coverage, including the rebate this year to egible seniors,

Henry A. Waxman

0:44:29 to 0:44:50( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: improving affordability for those with income up to 400% of the poverty level, eliminating the special medicaid deal for nebraska and increasing federal matching rates to states for the cost of services to newly eligible individuals to 100% for the first three years of coverage expansions. increasing medicaid payments,

Henry A. Waxman

0:44:51 to 0:45:11( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: the rates will be increased for primary care physicians so that new medicaid beneficiaries will have access to primary care and a greater investment into community health centers. these initiatives are fully funded and paid for. the reconciliation bill reduces the deficit by more than $1

Henry A. Waxman

0:45:12 to 0:45:32( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: trillion over the next two decades. health security is a fundamental right for every american and we remain faithfully committed to that objective. i want to use my time here to give special thanks to our health team on our -- help team on our staff. i want to single out caron nelson, going back to the time i

Henry A. Waxman

0:45:33 to 0:45:57( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: was the chairman of the health and environment subcommittee and during the time we were over at the oversight and government reform committee, with her able assistance we have jack ebert, tim, andy, ryan, ruth and tim,

Henry A. Waxman

0:45:58 to 0:46:18( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: steven, virgil, katie, bobby and sara and i only -- naomi. i want to close by saying, i wish the republicans had worked with us instead of fighting this bill every step of the way. they're complaining now they didn't get amendments but when we called on them to help us they said no. they wouldn't work with us on the stimulus bill, they wouldn't

Henry A. Waxman

0:46:19 to 0:46:20( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: work with us on the energy bill,

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