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House Proceeding 11-06-09 on Nov 6th, 2009 :: 4:37:25 to 4:39:40
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Kathy Castor

4:37:23 to 4:37:45( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: that doesn't h co-pays and deduct i believe so. that is important as wel ield back. ms. castor: small businesses clearly are going to be big winners under this initiative. and just a couple of months ago, i had a round table with small businesses from the tampa bay area and there is one business

Kathy Castor

4:37:25 to 4:39:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Kathy Castor

Kathy Castor

4:37:46 to 4:38:07( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: that has a lot of those retail shops in the airport and they do very well. and she told me the story about trying to negotiate with health insurance companies. and the problem, unfortunately, has grown over time that there's not much choice. there are so few options.

Kathy Castor

4:38:08 to 4:38:28( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: and these small businesses go out and compete with the small numbers of employees, it's practicically like sending out a person out f a loan. it's astronomical. i don't understand it, because the profits of these health insurance companies are so high and don't afford options to small businesses.

Kathy Castor

4:38:29 to 4:38:49( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: but she told me a story where because they have a largely female and young workforce, that it was very important to them that they have maternity care covered and negotiated and had an agent and maternity care was covered. the only problem was the health

Kathy Castor

4:38:50 to 4:39:11( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: insurance company refused to pay for the babies' delivery of one of her employees. and these nd of tricks have got to end. it's time we stand up for families across america, make insurance meaningful, provide some stability, some security, just like social security did,

Kathy Castor

4:39:12 to 4:39:33( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: medicare again in 1965. these are the type of commitments we are trying to make with the american people. and we have great support as we launch the debate -- i mean, let's go over a few of these great endorsements. coming from the state of florida, the aarp endorsement

Kathy Castor

4:39:34 to 4:39:43( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: will ring out loud and clear because the aarp mr. aderholt: vow indicates for

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