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House Proceeding 07-16-09 on Jul 16th, 2009 :: 1:24:50 to 1:28:40
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Hank Johnson

1:24:46 to 1:25:07( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: deal? is this a time for rejoicing? is this a big moment in history people should be excited about. i yield to the gentleman mr. johnson: like i said earlier to quoteou, this is a civil rights issue, and 100 years from now people will be looking back and seeing what a fundamental change in the

Hank Johnson

1:24:50 to 1:28:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Hank Johnson

Hank Johnson

1:25:08 to 1:25:30( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: delivery of health care in this nation was accomplished by the 111th congress. and so we cannot continue as things have gone i the past. 17.7% of georgians do not have health insurance, and those

Hank Johnson

1:25:31 to 1:25:53( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: that do, their premiums have increased 88% since the year 2000. this is a big number that cannot be sustained, congressman elson. and we just simply must do what is right, and i feel proud about being on the right side

Hank Johnson

1:25:54 to 1:26:16( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: of this issue, along with my fellow members of the congressional black caucus. we've got rising bankruptcies across the nation. 62% of those involve medical bills that have resulted from a catastrophic illness, or even

Hank Johnson

1:26:17 to 1:26:37( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: just -- not even catastrophic, but an illness. and you know, more people going into bankruptcy because of this. bankruptcy courts are overwhelmed with new bankruptcies. i would like to also address this issue of smalbusinesses,

Hank Johnson

1:26:38 to 1:26:59( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: as that -- as small businesses defined by the broadest definition, which means basically any individual with as little as one dollar of small business income, those people will not be impacted by

Hank Johnson

1:27:00 to 1:27:21( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: a health care surcharge whatsoever. in fact, 96% of small businesses will not have to pay any surcrges at all. and those that make basically 50,000 or less, they won't

Hank Johnson

1:27:22 to 1:27:42( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: pay anything. if you made over $250,000 in gross -- excuse me, payroll, then you would have, i believe it's $500, those employers who don't offer health insurance

Hank Johnson

1:27:43 to 1:28:04( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: would have to pay about $500 per year. and it goes on up. folks that make $1 million or more would sustain a responsibility of -- it's close to $1 million a year, like

Hank Johnson

1:28:05 to 1:28:25( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: $900,000 a year, something like that, if you have payroll, you're going to pay that much. and so this -- those are the same fks who got the tax breaks back in 2001 that cut in

Hank Johnson

1:28:26 to 1:28:40( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: their capital gains taxes with more spending in this congress by my colleagues from the other side of the aisle. which contributes to the mue monogouse, which caused the

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