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House Proceeding 06-04-09 on Jun 5th, 2009 :: 2:09:10 to 2:10:35
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Keith Ellison

2:09:07 to 2:09:29( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: to say that peoples' needs are actually being met or that cost containment is actually occurring? you can't. mr. ellison: cost containment, remember any time i charge you and you pay me, i now have made some money, right? this is america. and we have a free enterprise system.

Keith Ellison

2:09:10 to 2:10:35( Edit History Discussion )
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Keith Ellison

2:09:30 to 2:09:54( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: but there is such thing as abuse. profits at 10 of the country's largest publicly traded health insurance companies rose 428% -- i would say that's pretty good -- from 2000 to 2007. in 2007 alone, the chef executive officers at these companies collected a combined

Keith Ellison

2:09:55 to 2:10:17( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: total compensation of $118 million, an average of million each. if it's an average, some made more, some made less. and the fact is there is 468 times more than the $25,000 a year that an average american

Keith Ellison

2:10:18 to 2:10:36( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: worker makes in a year. these folks are making 468 times more than the average wage of an average worker in the united states. and we're wondering why we've got problems. no wonder why we have proble. that's why we need a universal

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