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House Proceeding on Jul 9th, 2009 :: 0:06:05 to 0:07:20
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Mazie Hirono

0:06:02 to 0:06:22( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: we can and we must do better for our children and our grandchildren. america, let's sto now. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the for what purpose does the gentlelady from hawaii rise? ms. hirono: i ask permission to addresthe house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: so ordered. ms. hirono: over 45 million

Mazie Hirono

0:06:05 to 0:07:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Mazie Hirono

0:06:23 to 0:06:43( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: people in america have no health insurance and over eight million of these are children. millions more don't have enough health insurance. that's dramatic but abstract. let me make it more real and tell you about two of these people i met in hawaii last week. one woman told me that she's self-employed and pays all her taxes. she works hard, but for her entire life she has taken care

Mazie Hirono

0:06:44 to 0:07:04( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: of herself because she can't afford health care. for years she self-treated a busted knee. it finally got to the point that she had to see a doctor but she couldn't afford it. she did something that nobody should ever have to do. she used a friend's insurance card to get the care she needed. another man bravely told me that he is homeless.

Mazie Hirono

0:07:05 to 0:07:20( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: he doesn't fit the stereotype. he has a college degree and works two jobs. one of his jobs provides him with health insurance but he cannot afford the 20% co-pay. he needs that money to pay food for his wife and children and to buy gasoline to drive his

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