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House Proceeding 05-21-09 on May 21st, 2009 :: 2:25:35 to 2:27:15
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Barbara Lee

2:25:31 to 2:25:51( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: lot of other things. that's why we want a strong public option and pays for health care. ms. lee: health care is big business. it's profit-driven. it's big business such as any corporate entity in our country.

Barbara Lee

2:25:35 to 2:27:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee

2:25:52 to 2:26:12( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: in any health care reform package, we have to make sure that it is not the profit motive that's driving health care reform. all of us have instances where we know of either constituents or family members where they have to wait on an account executive to make a medical

Barbara Lee

2:26:13 to 2:26:34( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: decision for them. that has to go back to corp. are the officials to determine whether or not this individual will be allowed a certain medical treatment. it's really unethical and it's hard to believe that that is still happening in our own untry. i lived in england for two years.

Barbara Lee

2:26:35 to 2:26:55( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: i'm not saying any system we need to look at as a model. i lived in great britain. my first son was born in great britain. i've lived under a different health care system. i know what that system provided. not tonl british citizens but to myself, a u.s. citizen living there for two years.

Barbara Lee

2:26:56 to 2:27:15( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: it was a system that was much further advanced than i think we have ever been in our own country. so i say that because there are other ways to do this and we need to look to see what the best are in terms of health care systems throughout the

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