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House Proceeding 11-06-09 on Nov 6th, 2009 :: 2:07:10 to 2:08:25
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Brian Higgins

2:07:07 to 2:07:28( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Higgins: to the states, they have nowhere to turn except raise budgets. this is not fair to the states. it's the wrong thing to do. reject the care takeover. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the distinguished gentleman from new york rise? minute. the s

Brian Higgins

2:07:10 to 2:08:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Brian Higgins

2:07:29 to 2:07:50( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Higgins: gentleman is recognized. >> thank you, mr. speaker. food in america we spend $2.5 trillion, or 17% of our economy, as meured by the gross domestic product, on health care. yet we are 37th in terms of quality out of 192 countries. we a

Brian Higgins

2:07:51 to 2:08:11( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Higgins: out of 192 countries. we are dead last among industrialized countri in preventable deaths. health care premiums have doubled in the past 10 years. they'll double again in the next 10 years 14678,000 people lose their coverage every day. they're not older people, because they qualify for medicare.

Brian Higgins

2:08:12 to 2:08:25( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Higgins: they're not poor people because they qualify for medicaid. it's individuals w every day and go to work, but because of the skyrocketing cost of health care, they're employers are forced to cut coverage, in some cases close

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