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House Proceeding 11-07-09 on Nov 7th, 2009 :: 2:05:10 to 2:07:20
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Peter A. DeFazio

2:05:06 to 2:05:26( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: system in the world, destroyed by a dire to create a dependency society to steal our freedom. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the geleman's time has expired. the gentlewoman from new york. ms. yield to the gentleman from new york for unanimous consent request. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recnized for a

Peter A. DeFazio

2:05:10 to 2:07:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Peter A. DeFazio

Peter A. DeFazio

2:05:27 to 2:05:47( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: unanimous conse >> mr. speaker, i rise in support of the rule and strong suppor unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pr objection, so ordered. the gentlewoman from new york seek recognition again? ms. slaughter: yes. please, mr. speaker, i yield a minute and a half to the defazio. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlean is -- the gentleman

Peter A. DeFazio

2:05:48 to 2:06:08( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: from oregon is recognized for a minute and a half. mr. defazio: i thank the gentlelady. the republican record defies their rhetoric. report their so-called medicare part d for seniors? cost $700 billion because that was subsidizing the pharmaceutical and insurance industry. but now they're worried about costs.

Peter A. DeFazio

2:06:09 to 2:06:29( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: it gave the seniors a doughnut hole. now their concern is not about what they're stating. it's about their patrons in the insurance industry because this bill has real reform of the worst abuses of the insurance industry. it takes away their unfair antitrust immunity so they can no longer clued to drive up

Peter A. DeFazio

2:06:30 to 2:06:51( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: premium -- collude to drive up premium prices. the republicans would continue the antitrust exemption. this bill outlaws the unfair pre-existing condition restriction. the republicans would continue that for the insurance industry. this bill would not allow the industry to cancel your policy even though you've been paying

Peter A. DeFazio

2:06:52 to 2:07:15( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: your premium when you get sick. it's called rescission. the republicans will allow that abuse to continue. this bill on our side outlaws the small print that limits your lifetime coverage which bankrupts families every day in america. the republicans allow it to continue. and that's not enough. they open up a new loophole. their so-called national plan.

Peter A. DeFazio

2:07:16 to 2:07:20( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: a company would only be regulated by the states in which it is based when they

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