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House Proceeding 11-07-09 on Nov 7th, 2009 :: 3:24:00 to 3:25:40
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Brian Higgins

3:23:57 to 3:24:17( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Higgins: to this body, a hardworking member of the ways and means committee from the state of new york, mr. higgin seconds. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new recognized for a minute and a half. mr. higgins: thank you, mr. chairman thank you, speaker. thamerican health care industry is a $2.5 trillion industry. it represents 17% of the

Brian Higgins

3:24:00 to 3:25:40( Edit History Discussion )
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Brian Higgins

3:24:18 to 3:24:38( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Higgins: american economy as membered -- measured by the gross domestic product. yet our outcomes according to the world health organization are pathetically falling behind. we are 37th in overall quality, unacceptable in america. we are 41st in infant mortality. that means in 40 other countries, from birth to 1 year

Brian Higgins

3:24:39 to 3:24:59( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Higgins: of age, kids live by a higher percentage than they do in the united states. unacceptable in america. we are dead last of any industrialized country in preventable deaths. unacceptable in a good and generous nation. problem with uniquely american solutions. we look to not for profit plans

Brian Higgins

3:25:00 to 3:25:21( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Higgins: li the cleveland clinic, the mayo clinic, johns hopkins, where - adapters of new innovation and they are producing the highest quality health care not only in the nation but throughout the world. at the lowest possible cost. want for m health care that i want for my community and that's the health

Brian Higgins

3:25:22 to 3:25:40( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Higgins: care that i want for my nation. we've been debating this issue not for seven months but for seven decades. it's time for change. i understand that reform is tough. the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the older

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