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House Proceeding 05-21-09 on May 21st, 2009 :: 2:27:35 to 2:29:15
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Barbara Lee

2:27:32 to 2:27:54( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: socialized medicine? aren't we supposed to be scared of this? ms. lee: i don't believe england is a socialist country by any stretch of the imagination. what i'm talking about is making sure that our values as american people, as people who care about the least of these,

Barbara Lee

2:27:35 to 2:29:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee

2:27:55 to 2:28:16( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: i am my brother's keeper, i am my sister's keeper. i'm talking about the most powerful, the wealthiest industrialized country in the world, having 47 million people uninsured. and it's growing, 10 million more now as a result of this economic downturn resulting from this last eight years of bush's economic policy.

Barbara Lee

2:28:17 to 2:28:37( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: so come on, we have to begin to look at how we begin to reflect our values in this great democracy as americans and say that we're going to be concerned about everyone who deserves health care who does not have health care. so no, that's not socialized medicine. and trust me, i know what socialized medicine is.

Barbara Lee

2:28:38 to 2:28:58( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: i don't think anybody in house floor would want to see our country enact a socialized medical system. what we want is a universal, accessible, affordable health care system for all, regardless of one's ability to pay, regardless of one's disability, regardless of preconditions, regardless of one's eths

Barbara Lee

2:28:59 to 2:29:16( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: anyties, regardless of one's economic status. as long as people don't have the money to purchase a large health care policy, then they should at least be provided with a pubc option so they can live. this is about, you know, life.

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