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House Proceeding 07-22-09 on Jul 22nd, 2009 :: 2:02:25 to 2:06:45
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Chris Murphy

2:02:21 to 2:02:42( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: so these small businesses can prosper, becauha s heal policy going here in the united states. mr. murphy: you can read about the shiney object othe month. mr. ryan: good issue. the issue. they may wrap it up and say we will nev

Chris Murphy

2:02:25 to 2:06:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Chris Murphy

2:02:43 to 2:03:06( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: than the one we just issued, so we're done. mr. murphy: congratulations, mr. ryan on a very well deserved accolade. in some way, it's a good thing about what we're going to talk about tonight, which is the need for this congress to pass health

Chris Murphy

2:03:07 to 2:03:28( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: care reform that revitalizes our economy, that cuts the cost of providing health care to employees for the thousands of businesses in youngstown, ohio, in connecticut, maryland that are right now struggling to match revenue with expenditures

Chris Murphy

2:03:29 to 2:03:51( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: and a cut for millions of americans who don't have it and need it. cut the cost of health care for the federal government which now is about to bankrupt itself through major increases every year in the amount of money we have to put out for health care. listen, families in my district -- they didn't figure out that this economy was in trouble when

Chris Murphy

2:03:52 to 2:04:14( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: the banks did and the investment houses did last october and november. they knew this economy was in crisis long before that when they saw their wages stay flat over the last 10 years, while their employer heaped more and more of the cost of health care on their backs. they figured out that this economy was in trouble when they

Chris Murphy

2:04:15 to 2:04:37( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: showed up to get an m.r.i. and were charged a $200. they found out the economy was in trouble when they went to get health insurance in the new state they moved into and found out that because their daughter had a complicated pre-existing condition that they were ininsureable and were going to bear the full cost of care.

Chris Murphy

2:04:38 to 2:04:58( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: the health care costs in this country, whether for individuals or businesses have been weighing this economy for way too long. and this health care conversation we're having today, this bill that we hope to pass that we're going to talk a little bit about over the course of the next hour is certainly about getting health care out to the people that don't have it,

Chris Murphy

2:04:59 to 2:05:21( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: in the country that is the richest and mostowerful in the world. there is no reason why some little kid goes to bed at night sick because his mom can't get him to a doctor. that is not right. this is beyond the moral considerations of conscience for a country that doesn't provide health care for those kids, this

Chris Murphy

2:05:22 to 2:05:43( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: is about economic revite lization, realizing we will be at a competitive disadvantage so long as we have a health care system that costswice as much as every other health care system. and what we need to talk about is yes, the cost of the bill we are proposing and the cuts that are in the bill and what that means, but we will talk about

Chris Murphy

2:05:44 to 2:06:04( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: the cost of doing nothing. and we will talk about the cost of the republican proposal, which is to sit on our hands for another 10 years and let this health care system spiral out of control for families and businesses. we cannot afford, as an economy, to continue to allow health care costs to strangle u it is a tough issue to take on

Chris Murphy

2:06:05 to 2:06:25( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: and the reason why congress hasn't passed it in 30 years. there are a lot of special interests involved. but for families and businesses in youngstown, in new york, connecticut and maryland, this is the right thing to do and right time to do it. i hope over the course of the next hour, we will talk about

Chris Murphy

2:06:26 to 2:06:45( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: the need for health care reform and lk a little bit about the specifics and going to push back not on the myths that have been created on the other side, but the outright fabrication that have come from our pundits and

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