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House Proceeding 07-30-09 on Jul 30th, 2009 :: 1:51:50 to 1:53:30
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Jim McDermott

1:51:47 to 1:52:09( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: caucus and asian american caucus. this is our letter and this is what we stand for and this is what we're hoping we will have when we are voting for real health care reformulater this fall. mr. ellison: does the gentlelady yield back? ms. woolsey: i yield back.

Jim McDermott

1:51:50 to 1:53:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim McDermott

Jim McDermott

1:52:10 to 1:52:31( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: mr. ellison: we are joined by congresswoman edwards of maryland, who has been courageous fighter for many is the battle in this fight for real health care reform. i think congressman mcdermott has a quick thing can he say it?

Jim McDermott

1:52:32 to 1:52:53( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: mr. mcdermott: i appreciate you giving me a chance to say something. one thing wanted to say, in seattle, they announced that on august 1, the premiums on insurance policies are going up 17%. now when people talk about fr and have the fear of the

Jim McDermott

1:52:54 to 1:53:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: government and fear of the government option, this is a real fear. this 17% increase in seattle is going to hurt people badly. some people are not going to be able to afford continuing their insurance. and that's why it's so important that the progressive caucus, led

Jim McDermott

1:53:16 to 1:53:31( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: by you and ms. woolsey are out here making sure that people understand that there is an option to these absolutely unacceptable increases in premiums. nothing else has gone up 17%. housing prices have dropped.

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