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House Proceeding 04-28-09 on Apr 28th, 2009 :: 0:30:00 to 0:32:20
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Allyson Y. Schwartz

0:29:56 to 0:30:16( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: space. that's where this budget belongs. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from south carolina. mr. spratt: madam speaker yield two minutes to the gentlelady from pennsylvania, ms. schwartz. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from pennsylvania is recognized for two minutes. ms. schwartz: thank you, madam speaker. thank you, mr. chairman, for your great work on this budget. the budget is more than numbers on a page. it is a statemt of priorities

Allyson Y. Schwartz

0:30:00 to 0:32:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Allyson Y. Schwartz

0:30:17 to 0:30:37( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: and values and goals of our president, the congress, and our nation. the budget embraces the president's goals of rebuilding the economy and creating new jobs, restoring fiscal integrity, and making investments in our future prosperity and security. simply put, we will not be economically competitive unless we meet these economic and

Allyson Y. Schwartz

0:30:38 to 0:30:58( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: fiscal challenges and make these essential investments. this budget meets these goals. it sets us on a path towards health care reform with a goal of containing costs, improving quality, and expanding access to coverage. we hear about the 47 million americans without insurance, but they are also more than numbers.

Allyson Y. Schwartz

0:30:59 to 0:31:19( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: just when i was back in the district a couple weeks ago i was visiting a local college, a commuter campus of penn state in my district. met with a panel of young people, all articulate, all bright, all working hard at school. one young woman, 21 years old, said she was the daughter after single mother who makes about $20,000 a year.

Allyson Y. Schwartz

0:31:20 to 0:31:41( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: she's not an only child. she had been covered by chip, the children's health insurance program until she was too old. she's now a full-time student, she works almost full-time to make ends meet. she tried to get health insurance and she simply couldn't afford it. she recently got sick and went to the hospital and now has a bill for $7,000.

Allyson Y. Schwartz

0:31:42 to 0:32:02( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: a bill she worries about every day, a debt she doesn't know how she'll repay, and she worries about getting sick again in the future. this budget enables congress to develop a uniquely american solution to both coverage and costs. so that that younwoman and millions like her without health

Allyson Y. Schwartz

0:32:03 to 0:32:20( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: coverage will be able to get it. a plan that will include and be built on innovation, technology, incentives for an effective delivery system, renewed commitment to prevention, and consumer protections in a private and public marketplace. we

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