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House Proceeding 07-30-09 on Jul 30th, 2009 :: 2:02:45 to 2:07:25
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Danny K. Davis

2:02:41 to 2:03:03( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: they are spending $1.4 million a day to lobby against health care. and that's nothing but pocket change for some of those folks. with that, i yield to the the gentleman from illinois, danny davis. congressman davis. mr. davis: thank you very much, representative ellison. let me commend you for the

Danny K. Davis

2:02:45 to 2:07:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Danny K. Davis

2:03:04 to 2:03:26( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: leadership that you continue to display as the message leader for the progressive caucus. i see you here every week and oftentes representative edwards here with you, so i'm pleased to join with you and she and representative mcdermott, with whom i serve on the ways and means committee.

Danny K. Davis

2:03:27 to 2:03:51( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: and i know chairman rangel was here a few minutes ago and others. i listen to representative edwards and as she talked about the winners and the losers, you know it's amazing that individuals in the health care arena are earning these kinds of

Danny K. Davis

2:03:52 to 2:04:13( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: salaries and that people are able to somehow or another not want to pay and people somehow or another don't want to add a few extra dollars. i come from a county with over five million people. and unfortunately, many of them are low income.

Danny K. Davis

2:04:14 to 2:04:35( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: they are poor. many of them don't have any insurance at all. don't have anyway to access care , anyway to be taken care of. some of them go to emergency rooms of hospitals that are as

Danny K. Davis

2:04:36 to 2:05:00( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: many as eight and 10 miles away in an urban area and they can't get there. and to think we now have an opportunity to reform in a real way health care delivery and to create the kind of health care

Danny K. Davis

2:05:01 to 2:05:24( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: delivery system that all of our citizens have worked. . i don't know those opposing public option, i don't even know how you could begin to talk about reforming seriously our health care delivery system without a public option. i have sat through the many

Danny K. Davis

2:05:25 to 2:05:47( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: hearings that we have had in ways and means. i have sat through countless hours of discussions with staff and experts. and no matter what we come up, we know that we need a robust, not a minuscule, not a weak, not

Danny K. Davis

2:05:48 to 2:06:08( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: an anemic need a real public option. one that can help build upon the network of community health centers that we have spread across the country who have proven to be worth their weigh in gold.

Danny K. Davis

2:06:09 to 2:06:30( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: who have proven that they can deliver first rate health and medical care in a cost efficient way with individuals who understand the language, the culture, the lifestyles of the people who come. i agree with the progressive

Danny K. Davis

2:06:31 to 2:06:53( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: caucus members as well as others that there just ought n be a plan without a serious public option. again i want to commend both of you for the tremendous leadership that you continue to display. and i know with the kind of attention and care that you give

Danny K. Davis

2:06:54 to 2:07:18( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: to these issues that our congress and our people are going to be in good shape for many years to come. and so it's been a pleasure f me to stop by and to join with you and have a few words to say. and of course you know i remember a term that we used t use a lot back in the 1960's and

Danny K. Davis

2:07:19 to 2:07:26( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: 1970's, we used to say the struggle must continue and we will conquer without a doubt. if we dare to struggle, we dare

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