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House Proceeding 07-28-09 on Jul 28th, 2009 :: 1:14:10 to 1:15:40
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Diana DeGette

1:14:07 to 1:14:27( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: last time i checked, this was still america where freedo speech is our hallmark. the speaker pro tempore: members are reminded to direct their comments to the chair. comments through the chair. for what purpose does the

Diana DeGette

1:14:10 to 1:15:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Diana DeGette

Diana DeGette

1:14:28 to 1:14:49( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: gentlelady from colorado rise? ms. diget: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. degette: mr. speaker, anybody who asks we don't need to reform our health care system is ignoring the fact that we have the most expensive health care system in the world

Diana DeGette

1:14:50 to 1:15:10( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: but we have some of the worst results among industrialized nations. we he one of the worst results in maternal and child safety. we have one of the worst results in infant mortality, but yet at the same time our costs continue to go up. premiums, health care premiums doubled in nine years growing faster than wages.

Diana DeGette

1:15:11 to 1:15:31( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: bank -- health care costs are the leading cause of bankruptcy in the united states right now. and in the next 10 years, $1 out of every $5 will be spent on health care. the bill that we are looking in energy and commerce is a good bill. it allows people who want their health plans to keep them, but

Diana DeGette

1:15:32 to 1:15:40( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: it also puts forward a public option that will compete with those plans, not government-run health care, but it takes the

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