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House Proceeding 06-04-09 on Jun 5th, 2009 :: 1:26:15 to 1:28:00
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Keith Ellison

1:26:13 to 1:26:34( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: have insurance. that is, until they get sick. mr. ellison: may i intrument? ms. schakowsky: sure. mr. ellison: and be -- feel free to interrupt. but you made a point i want to

Keith Ellison

1:26:15 to 1:28:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Keith Ellison

Keith Ellison

1:26:35 to 1:26:55( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: talk about. medical bills underlie 60% of the u.s. bankruptcies. this is according to a recent stud washington, reuters, medical bills are involved in more than 60% of u.s. personal bankruptcies. an increase of 50% in just six years. now, we've had a certain kind

Keith Ellison

1:26:56 to 1:27:16( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: of folks running this place over the last six years, right? the u.s. researchers reported on thursday, more than 70% of the bankrupt families had health insurance, but were still overwhelmed by their medical debts. the team at harvard law school,

Keith Ellison

1:27:17 to 1:27:40( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: harvard medical school and ohio iversity reported in the "american journal of medicine," a very representable institution. using -- this is a quote from the study, using a conservative definition, 62.1% of all bankruptcies i2007 were medical. 92% of these medical debtors

Keith Ellison

1:27:41 to 1:28:03( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: had medical debts over $5,000 or 10% of their pretax family income, the researchers wro another startling quote, most medicadebtors were had middle class occupations. now that's pretty serious. i just want to ask, one of the

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