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House Proceeding 10-28-09 on Oct 28th, 2009 :: 1:15:25 to 1:17:10
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Chris Murphy

1:15:21 to 1:15:41( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: the day history will look back and say who was pushing this reform to make health care more affordable and there's going to be folks on the wng side of that. mr. murphy: and what comes with that is a defense of the current system and whether -- if part of their one-minute remarks when

Chris Murphy

1:15:25 to 1:17:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy

1:15:42 to 1:16:03( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: they come to the floor or not, for the party who had control of this house for 12 years, who for 10 of those years had the white house at their -- eight of those years had thwhite house at their disposal as well, they had plenty of time when they had control of the house, the senate and the presidency to do something about health care and

Chris Murphy

1:16:04 to 1:16:24( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: they didn't do it. and so you combine that inaction along with their opposition to this reform effort and you get a party which is the party now, spending t the existing health care system as it goes today. we don't govern by polls here but some polls give you an i

Chris Murphy

1:16:25 to 1:16:47( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: on where the american people are coming down on this fight and all the polls that i've seen that ask this question, if health care reform fails who will you blame make it pretty clear that they health care reform falls apart which i don't think it will, that it will be the republicans who sent it down. that's not what people want. because th

Chris Murphy

1:16:48 to 1:17:10( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: status quo doesn't work. they understand that this mythology of competion just isn't for real, that in half the states in this country, there's one insurer that controls 50% or more of the business and 3/4 of the states there are two insurers that control almost 2/3 of the business. if you're a small businessman right w, because you're only

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