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House Proceeding 07-28-09 on Jul 28th, 2009 :: 2:30:55 to 2:32:40
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Peter A. DeFazio

2:30:52 to 2:31:12( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: house democrats should scrap this plan and negotiate in a bipartisan effort to help increase choices and reduce costs. i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from oregon rise? mr. defazio: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute.

Peter A. DeFazio

2:30:55 to 2:32:40( Edit History Discussion )
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Peter A. DeFazio

2:31:13 to 2:31:33( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: mr. defazio: well, the republicans are mounting a fabulous defense of the health insurance industry. the party of do nothing is saying reform in health care is not need. they ignore the fact that the health insurance industry is exempt from antitrust law so they can and they do collude to jaung the rates two times the rate of inflakes.

Peter A. DeFazio

2:31:34 to 2:31:55( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: profits up 250% in the last 10 years while wages and earnings are down for most americans and small businesses. but they ignore that little fact and they talk about we can't a have a public plan. that would hurt competition. no, it will bring competition for once to the health insurance industry. then, they talk about, well, you know, they forget about a few other things.

Peter A. DeFazio

2:31:56 to 2:32:16( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: they collude also to exclude individuals from coverage because you've been sick or you might get sick, pre-existing conditions or anything the insurance company doesn't like, they can deny you coverage even if you're willing to pay the full premium. they can and do, the insurance companies, deny people renewals

Peter A. DeFazio

2:32:17 to 2:32:40( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: becausthey have the at the matter to get sick after -- because they have the temerity to get sick. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. defazio: they're wrong. we need reform. the speaker pro tempore: the chair must ask all members t bear in mind that the principle

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