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House Proceeding 11-06-09 on Nov 6th, 2009 :: 4:31:45 to 4:34:40
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Kathy Castor

4:31:42 to 4:32:03( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: and you know, we could go on and talk about prevention and wellness is, but it is a very important part of it. and i yield back. ms. castor: you hit upon another fundamental value that is the underpinning o speaker, and that is personal

Kathy Castor

4:31:45 to 4:34:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Kathy Castor

Kathy Castor

4:32:04 to 4:32:26( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: responsibility. and there are many initiatives in this bill, calling upon the american people to take personal responsibility for their health. and it is very expensive, very expensive and american families know it. they know one of the reasons that costs have risen and they are in the negotiation period

Kathy Castor

4:32:27 to 4:32:49( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: now, the open enrollment period and families i hear from at home, they cannot believe the rate of increase again this year, but they understand, especially in a state of florida where we have the second highest percentage of uninsured out of all the 50 states, that we are

Kathy Castor

4:32:50 to 4:33:10( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: paying for the uninsured that show up at our emergency rooms, the most expensive place to receive care. and those costs have to be paid for somehow. and most often, it will make its way onto the co-payments, premiums and policies of american families that have taken personal responsibility

Kathy Castor

4:33:11 to 4:33:32( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: and are -- a that's not fair and we can do better. and through our act, we try to shift this very expensive way we deliver health care and make a historic investment in wellness and prevention. communit

Kathy Castor

4:33:33 to 4:33:55( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: country are going to have new incentives to build their communities in a sustainable way. our hospitals are going to partner with universities and communities and nonprofits all across the country to focus on the most effective way to reduce childhood obesity and discourage folks from smoking.

Kathy Castor

4:33:56 to 4:34:17( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: e ways we can really control costs over the long-term. i appreciate the leadership of chairman waxman and you, chairman pallone, that you encouraged me to offer an amendment in the energy and commerce committee that would provide incentives to small businesses. our big companies across america

Kathy Castor

4:34:18 to 4:34:38( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: encourage their employees to exercise, eat right and quit smoking but oftentimes it is small businesses that are left in the lurch and did not have the wherewithal to initiate those types of wellness programs. in our bill, we provide grants to those businesses that are

Kathy Castor

4:34:39 to 4:34:40( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: willing to cut their health care

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