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House Proceeding on Sep 9th, 2009 :: 0:16:35 to 0:17:50
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Mazie Hirono

0:16:32 to 0:16:54( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: what i intend to rever i'm president of the united states. mr. obama, it's time to keep your word. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from hawaii rise? ms. hirono: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. hiro: the most damaging aspect of the misinformation circulating about health care insurance reform is the use of scare tactics targeted at our seniors.

Mazie Hirono

0:16:35 to 0:17:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mazie Hirono

Mazie Hirono

0:16:55 to 0:17:16( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: the cynical irony is that the misinformation targeting seniors are largely perpetuated by the very team people who fought the stashment of medicare and wanted to plifes social security. here are the facts about some common myths. number one, there will be rationing of health care. not true. the bill promotes effective treatment through research.

Mazie Hirono

0:17:17 to 0:17:38( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: myth two, medicare will be eliminated. not true. in fact, reform will lower prescription drug costs for people in the doughnut hole, allow them to keep the doctors of quality of care, and eliminate billions in waste. closing the doughnut hole is especially important for hawaii's seniors with the highest percentage, 36%

Mazie Hirono

0:17:39 to 0:17:50( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: compared to 26% nationally, of our beneficia this doughnut hole. our current health care system, the costliest in the world for what we get, with ever increasing costs year after

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