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House Proceeding 07-23-09 on Jul 23rd, 2009 :: 2:22:00 to 2:23:10
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Keith Ellison

2:21:57 to 2:22:18( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: so it still remains to be seen what's really going to happen in that regard. mr. ellison: if the gentleman would yield back, i wonder if the gentleman would offer another question, as the chair judiciary, the chief author of h.r. 676, we'r public option, could you offer your opinion as to why anyone

Keith Ellison

2:22:00 to 2:23:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Keith Ellison

Keith Ellison

2:22:19 to 2:22:40( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: who claims to be in favor of free markets would be afraid of having the public option included in other private insurance offerings in the exchange? you know, the health care proposal is that if you have your health insurance, employer-based health insurance, you can keep that. and that some improvements would

Keith Ellison

2:22:41 to 2:23:03( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: be no exclusion for pre-existing condition, no discrimination for age and gender, and then the second thing, if you have a government program now, like medicare, you can keep that, and if -- we try to get more people enrolled in medicaid who are eligible for that. and then of course the third option, the new option, would be the exchange, standardized

Keith Ellison

2:23:04 to 2:23:10( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: benefits, which would include a private insurance offerings together with a public option. and so my question to you is,

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