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House Proceeding 07-16-09 on Jul 16th, 2009 :: 1:33:35 to 1:35:25
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Hank Johnson

1:33:31 to 1:33:52( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: let's bring on the competition, and let's bring on the care for patients, and i yield to the gentleman. mr. ellison: i thank the gentlelady, i yield two minutes to the gentleman from georgia. mr. jackson -- mr. johnson: thank you, congressman ellison. they are having a tea party

Hank Johnson

1:33:35 to 1:35:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Hank Johnson

Hank Johnson

1:33:53 to 1:34:14( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: outside of my -- one of my district officers on friday. i would venture to speculate that many of those people will come don't have health insurance, or recently lost their health insurance and they are frustrated, they feel like

Hank Johnson

1:34:15 to 1:34:35( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: this is going to cost them some money, but actually, when you stop and think about it, some folks have only the choice of going into the eme when their illness becomes so dire that the family makes the come and that's the only health

Hank Johnson

1:34:36 to 1:34:57( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: care that they have, but with this bill, with a strong public option, those folks will be able to choose whether or not to be enrolled in that program or not and if so, then they'll get coverage for their medical throughout their lives. that's exactly what we need in

Hank Johnson

1:34:58 to 1:35:19( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: this country. because this plan that would enable public -- a public option will keep the insurance companies honest because it'll be competive and so we're talking about lowering the cost

Hank Johnson

1:35:20 to 1:35:25( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: of health care, taking some of that 88% of health insurance,

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