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House Proceeding on Jun 4th, 2008 :: 1:46:21 to 1:50:33
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Lee Terry

1:41:06 to 1:46:21( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lee Terry

Lee Terry

1:46:08 to 1:46:21( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: up offshore oil shale in alaska, as well as the alternatives, we can bec ome energy independent. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from texas continue to reserve.

Kay Granger

1:46:21 to 1:46:29( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: mr. green: as much as i would ld like to debate energy prices i would like hopefully we can deal with renewable and qualfide health centers. i reserve my time.e. the speaker pro tempore: the

Kay Granger

1:46:21 to 1:50:33( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Kay Granger

Kay Granger

1:46:29 to 1:46:38( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: gentleman from georgia. >> i'm pleased to yield three minutes to the gentlelady from texas, ms. granger. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from texas is recognized for three minutes.

Kay Granger

1:46:38 to 1:46:50( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: ms. granger: thank you. mr. speaker, i rise today in strong support of the health centers renewal act. as important as this bill is to local communities, i believe the first thing we should be dealing

Kay Granger

1:46:50 to 1:47:05( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: with is gas prices and the devastating effect it's having on american families. unfortunately the majority refuses to deal with this issue. our nation has over 1,000 community health centers

Kay Granger

1:47:05 to 1:47:19( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: which provide high quality, affordable, primary health care to more than 16 million americans and over 6,000 communities natiwide. i come from texas and was mayor there before i came

Kay Granger

1:47:19 to 1:47:31( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: to congress. when i was mayor we didn't have a community health sent center and -- health center and i quickly realized the need for one because of the huge population of people who didn't

Kay Granger

1:47:31 to 1:47:42( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: have health care except through emergency certainties. i sat on the committee that funds health sent earns worked to get a community health center in fort worth. we now have a health clinic in fort

Kay Granger

1:47:42 to 1:47:53( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: worth which serves a terrific need. parents who take their children to the center have developed a relationship with a primary care physician who can track families and their needs. they are also

Kay Granger

1:47:53 to 1:48:08( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: receiving good preventive care which is taking away the need to visit an emerncy room. in texas, community health centers are helping ease the burden tremendously on hospital and local

Kay Granger

1:48:08 to 1:48:21( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: providers across the state. with 10% of low-income uninsured texans now relying on community health centers for their primary care. texas health centers are caring for over 700,000 patients. nationally

Kay Granger

1:48:21 to 1:48:38( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: they are having a strong impact as well. a 2006 study by the national association of community health centers shows the number of patients treated by health centers increased from 46% between

Kay Granger

1:48:38 to 1:48:51( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: 1999 and 2004. overall it's estimated community health centers care for over 17 million underserved people in rural and urban areas across the country. however there is still a great need for more

Kay Granger

1:48:51 to 1:49:01( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: community health centers. too many families have to drive long distances to reach a health center, and with gas prices at an all-time high, many families can't afford the drive to the doctor.

Kay Granger

1:49:01 to 1:49:16( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: 36 million people, one in eight americans, don't have a doctor or regular source of care. if these 36 million americans did have a regular source of care at a community health center,

Kay Granger

1:49:16 to 1:49:29( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: billions of dollars in health care costs could be saved or refuse deuced to e.r. visits. there's evidence that people who get most of their primary care from a health center have 41% lower overall

Kay Granger

1:49:29 to 1:49:44( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: health care cost than the others who don't. saving federal dollars of $10 billion to $17 billion in 2007 alone. health care centers are considered one of the most effective government programs

Kay Granger

1:49:44 to 1:49:56( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: in the country and have a solid record of keeping communities healthy and disease free. they provide families with a safety net. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized for

Kay Granger

1:49:56 to 1:50:05( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: an additional minute. ms. granger: they provide families and communities with a health care safety net they can rely on and also ease the burden of our entire system. they are becoming increasingly important

Kay Granger

1:50:05 to 1:50:15( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: to meeting the national demand. health care should be affordable, accessible, and convenient so that individuals and families can access care when they are sick and get the care they need.

Kay Granger

1:50:15 to 1:50:22( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 1343. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from texas yields back the balance of her time. f the gentleman from texas.

Kay Granger

1:50:22 to 1:50:33( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: mr. green: continue to reserveto, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves his time of the the gentleman from georgia. >> i'm pleased to yield two minutes to my colleague

Paul Ryan

1:50:33 to 1:50:47( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: from f georgia, dr. brown. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia is recognized for two minutes. mr. broun: thank you, madam speaker. i'm a medical doctor. as a physician i have been

Paul Ryan

1:50:33 to 1:52:57( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Paul Ryan

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