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House Proceeding 06-03-09 on Jun 3rd, 2009 :: 2:47:40 to 2:48:55
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Chris Murphy

2:47:37 to 2:47:57( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: we have to have openness and transparency iprescription drugs and be allowed to negotiate for lower price. >> discrimination finds itself in a lot of different corners, not just an individual who may not be able to get that insurance, but it prevents you from getting employed or

Chris Murphy

2:47:40 to 2:48:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Chris Murphy

2:47:58 to 2:48:20( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: reemployed because that discrimination is against you individually and also against your employer that if you have a small employer, who is looking to go out and get health care for his five or six employee that insurance could potentially be double for your pool of five or six employees if one of them happens to have a pre-existing condition.

Chris Murphy

2:48:21 to 2:48:42( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: it's really a triple whammy for somebody that gets sick and has expensive care. one, you have to deal with the limitations on yourself through that disease. two, you may not be able to get insurance to cover it. you may have to pay for it out of your pocket. three, you may not even be able to be employed because employers today are going to

Chris Murphy

2:48:43 to 2:48:55( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: say forget it, even though that guy might be the perfect person for this job, i might need that person to fill that slot, it's going to break my bank if i have to put that person on the insurance rolls.

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