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House Proceeding on Apr 1st, 2009 :: 0:24:39 to 0:25:50
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John Barrow

0:24:39 to 0:24:59( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: >> request permission to address the house for one minute. the sp objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> i rise today to call attention to the rising number of uninsured in america. right now nearly 50 million americans have no health insurance. that's nearly one in six. one in six. these aren't st numbers on a page. this has real effects on the

John Barrow

0:24:39 to 0:25:50( Edit History Discussion )
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John Barrow

0:25:00 to 0:25:00( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: rest of us, because when

John Barrow

0:25:01 to 0:25:21( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: millions of americans who don't have health insurance get sick enough, they end up in the emergency room of the nearest hospital. but the care they get there costs six times as much as preventive care and far less effective. those of us who pay the full cost of our health care end up picking up the tab for the care we provide, the uninsured in the emergency room. that's just one reason why we as a nation pay far more for health

John Barrow

0:25:22 to 0:25:42( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: care than we get back in return. in fact, on average every american spends about $900 each year to pay the cost of tating the uninsured that's pure waste. there are some good signs coming out of the current health care debate. congress and this president have already extended health insurance coverage to an additional four million this

John Barrow

0:25:43 to 0:25:50( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: year by enacting bipartisan extension and expansion of the state children's health insurance program. we have waited too long to address this problem.

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