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House Proceeding 11-07-09 on Nov 7th, 2009 :: 0:43:55 to 0:47:20
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Henry A. Waxman

0:43:52 to 0:44:14( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: and a former lieutenant governor of new york signed some of th provisions and what it will do to the seniors in this nation. the speaker pro tempore: the mrs. blackburn: this is not the actions we should take. i yield the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired.

Henry A. Waxman

0:43:55 to 0:47:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Henry A. Waxman

0:44:15 to 0:44:36( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: the chair would ask all members to adhere to the time limits pay close attention to the gavel. the gentleman from california. mr. waxman: mr. speaker, i yield myself three minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for three minutes. mr. waxman: today we have an storic opportunity, 65 years after franklin roosevelt a

Henry A. Waxman

0:44:37 to 0:44:57( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: social security, 35 years after medicare, we have an opportunity under the leadership of president obama and speaker pelosi to reform our health care system and at last provide coverage to all americans. today is failing our families and our

Henry A. Waxman

0:44:58 to 0:45:18( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: if we do nothing the system will go bankrupt, premiums will keep skyrocketing, benefits will be slashed, what you get will cost more and the deficit will increase billions of dollars. today americans with health insurance know that they are one serious illness away from death

Henry A. Waxman

0:45:19 to 0:45:39( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: and bankruptcy. and millions of americans have no insurance at all. with this legislation we can fix these problems. first and foremost this bill provides health insurance security for all americans. if you have health insurance today you can keep it. you keep your doctor and your other health providers but if

Henry A. Waxman

0:45:40 to 0:46:01( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: you lose your job, you will not lose your health insurance. if you have a pre-existing medical condition, you cannot be denied health insurance. if you have a serious illness we remove t companies have imposed on paying for treatment over your lifetime. effective immediately, it will

Henry A. Waxman

0:46:02 to 0:46:22( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: be illegal for insurance companies to put lifetime caps on your coverage and children to age 27 can continue on their parents' policies. our bill has historic reforms. it expands coverage and reduces cost. it trains doctors and supports

Henry A. Waxman

0:46:23 to 0:46:43( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: community health centers. it provides a public health insurance option that will give americans more competition. our legislation strengthens medicare. we will eliminate co-payments for preventive services, we close and then eliminate the doughnut hole that makes

Henry A. Waxman

0:46:44 to 0:47:05( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: prescription drugs unaffordable for so many of our seniors and this legislation is affordable. the only thing not affordable is to do nothing. the legislation is fully paid for, deficit over the next two decades. today we have a chance of a lifetime to

Henry A. Waxman

0:47:06 to 0:47:21( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: and momentous for the american people. by passing this bill we can reform health insurance in america and provide all americans with the security of knowing that when they get sick care will be available and affordable.

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