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House Proceeding 07-30-09 on Jul 30th, 2009 :: 1:43:10 to 1:44:10
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Jim McDermott

1:43:06 to 1:43:27( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: the resources to deal with a catastrophic illness. what provisions are in this legislation to protect the americans mr. mcdermott: the plan that would be provided for every american who was in the health or the one that they are in in

Jim McDermott

1:43:10 to 1:44:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim McDermott

Jim McDermott

1:43:28 to 1:43:50( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: the government option would give basic things that everybody needs in a health care system. i have a story, you reminded me of. one might i was going out of th hospital in seattle and the telephone operator stopped me and said, they want you up on the coronary care unit. i went up there and there was a guy putting on his clothes and said i'm leaving the hospital.

Jim McDermott

1:43:51 to 1:44:12( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: before. they wanted him to stay in the hospital. he said, look, i have no health insurance. if i lie in this bed, it costs me $1,000 a day. and i can't afford it. what if i die? then i leave my family with a big bill. either way i'm caught. and when we put this program

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