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House Proceeding 10-08-09 on Oct 8th, 2009 :: 1:34:10 to 1:37:20
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Jim McDermott

1:34:07 to 1:34:29( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: it could be me in december. it could be me in january. what about that? mr. mcdermott: you're talking about the fundamental thing the president is trying to do. and that is to give people security, health security, that they know if they get sick or have an accident, they will be

Jim McDermott

1:34:10 to 1:37:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Jim McDermott

1:34:30 to 1:34:50( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: taken care of. the fundamental weakness of our system forever has been that your health insurance has been tied to who you are employedy. and when the economy is rolling along and when the economy's going up, that's not too bad. it works pretty well. and, in fact, the difference

Jim McDermott

1:34:51 to 1:35:11( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: between right now and what was going on in 1993 and 1994 when mrs. clinton tried to do this, everybody says what's the difference between then and now? then, things were going up and everybody thought, well, this plan they're putting together is for somebody else, it's for them.

Jim McDermott

1:35:12 to 1:35:32( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: they didn't know who them was, but somebody they didn't know. mr. ellison: would the gentleman yield for a minute? we have a message from the senate. the messenger: madam speaker, a message from the senate. the secretary: i have by directed by the senate to inform

Jim McDermott

1:35:33 to 1:35:53( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: the house that conference report taccompany h.r. 2997, making agriculture, rural development and food and drug administration and related agency programs for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2010 and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the

Jim McDermott

1:35:54 to 1:36:14( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: gentleman from minnesota is recognized. mr. ellison: let me recognize the gentleman from michigan again -- washington.

Jim McDermott

1:36:15 to 1:36:35( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: mr. mcdermott: when you have a system tied to employment, people thought this health care business was about them. the difference today is as you int out, middle-class people who yesterday felt they were just about as secure they could be, job, health care, their kids were in college, blah, blah, blah and they lose their job. mutual bank in washington went

Jim McDermott

1:36:36 to 1:36:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: down, 4,300 people, families found themselves snaptly without a pay check, health care and in many cases, their pension money was in an i.r.a. in the company stock so they had no pension. so they had no security whatsoever, no house, no health

Jim McDermott

1:36:59 to 1:37:22( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: care, no food, no anything. and it's impossible for that not to be stressful for people and people that have stress-health related diseases. we know post-traumatic stress disorder is a stress disease and anything like that is gng to take a toll on you physically. so a lot of people are suffering

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