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House Proceeding 05-21-09 on May 21st, 2009 :: 1:57:05 to 2:00:15
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Diane E. Watson

1:57:01 to 1:57:22( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: comments and reflections on this critical health care debate that's going on right now in our nation's capital and across america. ms. watson: thank you for yielding. madam speaker thank you for presiding this evening. i wanted to join my colleagues because it's important that we speak on such a critical issue

Diane E. Watson

1:57:05 to 2:00:15( Edit History Discussion )
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Diane E. Watson

1:57:23 to 1:57:43( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: as health care and as we all know the united states is the only industrialized nation to not offer universal health care to its citizens. currently, there are only 47 million people without health insurance and as a nation, we are facing a real health care

Diane E. Watson

1:57:44 to 1:58:04( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: crisis. did you know that blacks are far more likely han whites to -- than whites to die from sfokes, diabetes and other diseases? six million african-american adults, uninsured -- --

Diane E. Watson

1:58:05 to 1:58:25( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: uninsured or experiencing gaps in their coverage, and that 1/3 of all adult african-americans are without health care. 61% of african-american adults who are uninsured during the year reported medical bills or

Diane E. Watson

1:58:26 to 1:58:46( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: debt problems compared to 56% uninsured white adults and 35% uninsured hispanic adults. about 1/3 of african-american adults visited an emergency room for a condition that could have been treated by a regular doctor if one had been

Diane E. Watson

1:58:47 to 1:59:09( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: available, compared to 19% of his panics and 19% of whites. hispanics and african-american working age adults in the unit states are at greater risk of experiencing gaps in insurance coverage, lacking access to health care and

Diane E. Watson

1:59:10 to 1:59:30( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: facing medical debt than white working-age adults. usually when african-americans come in to a health facility, they come in more acutely ill they go into emergency and end up in the surgical suite at a great cost. uninsured rates for working-age african-american adults are

Diane E. Watson

1:59:31 to 1:59:53( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: also high. with 1/3 or 33% more than six million adults uninsured or experiencing a gap in coverage during the year. 62% of his hist panic adults age 19 to 64, an estimated 15

Diane E. Watson

1:59:54 to 2:00:15( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: million adults, were uninsured at some point during the year. a rate more than three times as high as that for white working-age adults. minorities are less likely to be given appropriate cardiac medicine or to undergo bypass surgery.

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