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House Proceeding 06-04-09 on Jun 5th, 2009 :: 2:06:20 to 2:08:15
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Keith Ellison

2:06:17 to 2:06:37( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: someplace else in the district because people were using the pl mr. ellison: if the gentlelady yields back, it's easy to make money after you have collected the money than when you have to pay it out. ms. schakowsky: there are a lot of people who feel as if the

Keith Ellison

2:06:20 to 2:08:15( Edit History Discussion )
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Keith Ellison

2:06:38 to 2:06:59( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: health insurance is for the healthy. if you get sick, forget it, it's not always there for you. we all know that. mr. ellison: if the gentlelady would yield back. many insurance companies, i think the whole industry identifies when a persogoes to a doctor and needs to use that coverage, they call that a medical loss.

Keith Ellison

2:07:00 to 2:07:21( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: they see that as a loss to them thates messing with their money when somebody says, hey, i actually need to use this coverage that i'm paying an arm and a leg for. that's why these companies are going out of business. it's not designed to do that. we talk about medical and how

Keith Ellison

2:07:22 to 2:07:42( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: medical expenses cost families tremendously and also ends up people declaring bankruptcy. that's one side of the coin. the otheside of the coin is the overwhelming amount of profit that the industry makes. and i just want to point out that in an industrwhere you

Keith Ellison

2:07:43 to 2:08:04( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: have c.e.o.'s making $1.6 billion like the united health group made, how can you get that kind of money unless a whole lot of people are not getting something, the health care they should get? hocan you have these profits that people are turning over and still cover everybod you can't do it.

Keith Ellison

2:08:05 to 2:08:15( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: you either have to cut people out of coverage, deny claims and pay profits or you have to run a decent system that extends

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