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House Proceeding 05-21-09 on May 21st, 2009 :: 2:43:10 to 2:44:50
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Barbara Lee

2:43:06 to 2:43:27( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: there are a lot of ways we can cut costs if we about those issues. mr. ellison: i thank the gentleman for yielding. i yield to the gentleladyrom california. ms. lee: it doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that the billions of dollars going for administrative costs that drive up the costs of health care is what i'm talking about when we are talking about

Barbara Lee

2:43:10 to 2:44:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee

2:43:28 to 2:43:48( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: the profit mowive and the fact that there are big bucks being made in the health care industry. and that is what is driving up the cost of health care in many respects. so we have to get to a system that allows for, yes, profits for those who want to make profits for those who have those

Barbara Lee

2:43:49 to 2:44:09( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: types of health care -- who can afford those kind of health care premiums. but also we've got to have some fairness and justice in this health care system for those who can't afford those kind of plans. in fact single payer, as congressman mcdermott said earlier, it's been shown that you drive down the cost of

Barbara Lee

2:44:10 to 2:44:31( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: health care if you have single payer. and i think the american people need to believe this and understand this. if they just look at what you showed us earlier in terms of the cost of health care and if you have a system that is fairer, then you will drive down those costs and everyone will be able to afford health care and that has nothing to do with

Barbara Lee

2:44:32 to 2:44:50( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: running any company out of business. i support comnies, the business sector, making money. making profits. i was a business owner for 11 years. i get it. but i don't get how in the world can you do that at the disadvantage of 47 million-plus who are desperate for some kind of health care coverage.

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