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House Proceeding on May 19th, 2009 :: 0:08:30 to 0:10:40
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Edolphus Towns

0:08:28 to 0:08:48( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: never be the same because of les sarnoff. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. costa, for five minutes. the chair recognizes the

Edolphus Towns

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Edolphus Towns

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Edolphus Towns: gent towns, for five minutes. mr. towns: thank you very much, mr. speaker. today, may 19, marks the second annual world hepatitis day. when the need for greater public awareness towards prevention and treatment of

Edolphus Towns

0:09:11 to 0:09:32( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: this silent killer is recognize internationally hepatitis is a prime example of an issue that must be addressed now. as congress and the administration works together to create a sustainable health care system for future generations. of those infected with viral hepatitis c, more than 3/4 are

Edolphus Towns

0:09:33 to 0:09:53( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: unaware of their infection. making the long-term consequences of h.c.v. infection, including cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer greater, greater, greater danger. a study about h.c.v. released just yesterday by millamen

Edolphus Towns

0:09:54 to 0:10:14( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: incorporated, one of the nation's most respected fir, tells a troubling story. they're saying over the next 20 years medical costs for patients with h.c.v. infections are expected to increase from $30 billion in 2009 to over $85 billion in 2024.

Edolphus Towns

0:10:15 to 0:10:37( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: chronic viral hepatitis is the leading cause of primary liver cancer, one of the fastest growing cancers which significantly impacts six million americans and has a five-year survival rate. the minority population will be disproportionately affected.

Edolphus Towns

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Edolphus Towns: hepatitis c is twice as among african-americans as

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