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House Proceeding 11-07-09 on Nov 7th, 2009 :: 1:21:10 to 1:23:30
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Alcee L. Hastings

1:21:06 to 1:21:26( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: this leglation for health care will do about for health care what the stimulus did for jobs. the diminishment of employment in ame we reserve our time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from new york. ms. slaughter: thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield two minutes to the

Alcee L. Hastings

1:21:10 to 1:23:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Alcee L. Hastings

1:21:27 to 1:21:47( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: gentleman from florida, mr. hastings, a member of theules committee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. hastings: distinguished chairwoman and distinguished speaker, this is an extraordinary day for the two of you and the members of the house of the representatives and i join in hoping our legacy is that we achieved health care for more citizens in our great country. achieving comprehensive health

Alcee L. Hastings

1:21:48 to 1:22:08( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: care reform in a way that is sustainable, fiscally responsible and improves the overall health of the american people has proven to be no small task. the facts are clear. despite being the richest country on earth, the united states ranks 45th in life expectancy and has starkingly

Alcee L. Hastings

1:22:09 to 1:22:31( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: high rates of infant mortality, depression and chronic disease. what's mor h grown six times faster than cumulative wages. this issue is close to home. my state, florida, has the sixth highest number of uninsured people in the country.

Alcee L. Hastings

1:22:32 to 1:22:53( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: there are millions that are uninsured and tens of millions who are underinsured and they are the prime justification for moving forward with one of the most important health care reform agendas in moder history. some have sought to dominate the health care debate with fear mongering, misinformation and

Alcee L. Hastings

1:22:54 to 1:23:14( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: blind opposition to key reform elements without offering substantive and high-quality alternatives. this per pet situation of misinterpretations is offbase and has steered the health care discussion offcourse. such claims as death care panels, rationing care, government monopoly, these are not true.

Alcee L. Hastings

1:23:15 to 1:23:30( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: what is true is that the united states spends more on health care than any other country in the world and yet the high cost of care has not brought a high standardf health for millions of americans. what's true is that medicare, which is a federal government

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