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House Proceeding 07-17-09 on Jul 17th, 2009 :: 0:30:10 to 0:33:15
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Robert Wexler

0:30:07 to 0:30:28( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Wexler: american people can realize what they're experience if we get a socialized canadian-style health care progra time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. ms. woolsey of california. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida rise? mr. wexler: i ask unanimous consent to speak out of order. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for

Robert Wexler

0:30:10 to 0:33:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Robert Wexler

Robert Wexler

0:30:29 to 0:30:52( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Wexler: five minutes. mr. wexler: thank you. i rise in strong support of the house democratic health care reform proposal. the united states currently spends, per capita, almost double the money on health care than any other industrialized nation on earth. despite all of this spending, 45 million americans languish without health care coverage.

Robert Wexler

0:30:53 to 0:31:13( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Wexler: every day, 850 floridians and 14,000 americans are added to the ranks of the uninsured. since 2007 the number of grown by 15%. those who do have coverage face skyrocketing premiums, co-pays, and fees. in recent years, the average

Robert Wexler

0:31:14 to 0:31:34( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Wexler: premium paid for a family in florida has spiked by $1,400. by 2017, health care spending will consume 20% of our nation's gross domestic product. the staggering cost of health care in america is simply

Robert Wexler

0:31:35 to 0:31:55( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Wexler: unsustainable. businesses cannot compete. millions of americans go without care or receive care in emergency rooms and hospitals that taxpayers pay for. for 60 years, americans have demanded health care reform and for 60 years, congress has

Robert Wexler

0:31:56 to 0:32:17( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Wexler: failed to deliver on this most basic need. with president obama in the white house, the time for reform has come. we must not let the opportunity to achieve comprehensive health care reform pass us by. this legislation will finally provide quality and affordable coverage to every american.

Robert Wexler

0:32:18 to 0:32:38( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Wexler: this proposal will deliver all of the following. a guarantee of no insurance denials for pre-existing condition, a reduction in the doughnut hole in medicare part d to help seniors afford prescription drugs. a cap on out of pocket expenses so families will not have to go

Robert Wexler

0:32:39 to 0:33:01( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Wexler: into bankruptcy as a result of medical emergencies. and finally, a robust public option that will drive costs down by competing with private plans. the skyrocketing cost of health care poses a systec risk to our economy. the health care reform package with a strg public option is

Robert Wexler

0:33:02 to 0:33:15( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Wexler: a much better deal for the american people than this unsustainable status quo. we are on the verge of finally bringing health care costs under control. and improving the long-term

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