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House Proceeding 07-28-09 on Jul 28th, 2009 :: 3:18:10 to 3:19:25
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Allyson Y. Schwartz

3:18:06 to 3:18:28( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: health care rerm is about doing the right thing and it is going to be right for democrats, republicans to come together to reform health care. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from pennsylvania rise? ms. schwartz: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. ms. schwartz: almost 50 million americans are without health coverage. many millions more worry about the stability of their coverage,

Allyson Y. Schwartz

3:18:10 to 3:19:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Allyson Y. Schwartz

Allyson Y. Schwartz

3:18:29 to 3:18:49( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: that they'll lose coverage, or at a time of accident or illness their insurance will not cover critical needs. in my home state of pennsylvania families have seen a 100% increase in their health premiums since 2000. nearly one in five pennsylvania families pay more than 10% of their income on health care. and american businesses are struggling with increasing premiums and forcing them to

Allyson Y. Schwartz

3:18:50 to 3:19:10( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: pass on more of the cost to employees or drop coverage altogether. the federal government is the largest payer of american health care costsnd currently paying nearly half of the $2.5 trillion health bill. while costs keep rising at the rate fasterer than inflation, health outcomes for americans are not improving the status quo

Allyson Y. Schwartz

3:19:11 to 3:19:25( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: is unacceptable. we must move forward in offering a uniquely americanesolution to strengthening and reform our health care system. health care reform means making difficult decisions. without congressional action, you'll be -- there will be higher costs and greater

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