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House Proceeding 10-22-09 on Oct 22nd, 2009 :: 2:58:15 to 3:02:10
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:58:12 to 2:58:32( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: opportunity to share her experience on this tremendous fight that we're in right now and so i yield to the gentlelady from texas, ms. sheila j lee. ms. jackson lee: i thank the gentleman from minnesota for his kindness. it is typical of what members say, we could not avoid coming here to this floor because of the enormity of the power of

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:58:15 to 3:02:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sheila Jackson-Lee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:58:33 to 2:58:54( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: what you are presenting to the american public and our colleagues. i am pleased to be with my colleagues from illinois, my colleague from colorado. it indicates how widespread and ho public option, a vigorous public option, and health care reform actually is.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:58:55 to 2:59:17( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: we're from an arrange of areas, all of us have need for health care reform. many of us have different hospital issues. but we have been working on this for now almost a year and what i like about what i heard on the floor today is i heard members

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:59:18 to 2:59:38( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: saying that we now are at the hour of no turn. we're at martin luther king's if not now, then when? lack of health care reform or health insurance, there are many number

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:59:39 to 2:59:59( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: die every year without health insurance or because they don't have health insurance. those numbers are mounting. i hear as well that people with pre-existing disease such as acne can't get of breast cancer or -- excuse insurance but they have a

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:00:00 to 3:00:20( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: pre-existing disease and that is called acne. we hear of the tragic story of about seven years ago, five or so years ago, of the leukemia victim, the 8-year-old, w literally had her parents take her to the insurance company's office in california and beg for the opportunity for a bone transplant of which they

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:00:21 to 3:00:44( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: repeatedly denied over again and tragically that little girl lost her life. . it's about lower premiums, save dollars and save lives. to my dear friend, you will be

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:00:45 to 3:01:06( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: joing us on a very special hearing on october 27 when members will open themselves up to hearing from those patients, those americans who come to this hill on tuesday, room 2141. there will be no tickets. we will not bar you from coming.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:01:07 to 3:01:28( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: to give witness to health cries sees that you have experienced alone and without health because you had no health insurance. this hearing where we listen to patients and doctors. we open it up. we ask that you come to the rayburn room and the judiciary

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:01:33 to 3:01:53( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: committee room, building. so i'm going to yield to the when you think of health care, let us not selfishly think of the person who in isens has their own. insurance. look beyond and look at your

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:01:54 to 3:02:13( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: working neighbor and i would imagine that two houses on your block or more are without health care insurance. that's what we will be addressing on tuesday and that is what we will be doing as we go into this period of no return to vote for a health care bill

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