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House Proceeding 10-27-09 on Oct 27th, 2009 :: 0:58:35 to 0:59:45
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Jim McDermott

0:58:31 to 0:58:52( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: getting tougher. the worse is yet to come. mr. speaker, the american people want health care reform. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from washington rise? >> to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without mr. mcdermott: the people ma be wondering what's going on here today.

Jim McDermott

0:58:35 to 0:59:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim McDermott

Jim McDermott

0:58:53 to 0:59:14( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: well, you're watching the charge of the light brigade. the republicans believe that they can j into it and they will stop it, but they are not going to stop it because the other night, tuesday night, new york city, friend of mine had a problem, called the doctor's office, and got the first question which is always, what k do you have?

Jim McDermott

0:59:15 to 0:59:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: he said, well, i don't have any insurance. i'm from out of the country. they said, oh, well, you can come in and see the doctor but you have to bring $250 in cash or the doctor will not see you. he said i don't have that kind ever cash. they said well, tough luck. go to the emergency room.

Jim McDermott

0:59:37 to 0:59:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: now, that's the health care system that my colleagues in the light brigade want to proy keep

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