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House Proceeding 11-07-09 on Nov 7th, 2009 :: 7:01:40 to 7:04:30
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Jim McDermott

7:01:37 to 7:01:57( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: quality of health care for all americans. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. mcdermott: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. mcdermott: mr. speaker, the republican health plan has been

Jim McDermott

7:01:40 to 7:04:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Jim McDermott

7:01:58 to 7:02:18( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: in effect since 1995. a friendf mine came to new york, had some problems, got on the phone to call a doctor, and the first question that is always asked is what kind of insurance do you have? when he said he didn't have any, they said, well, we can take care of you unless you come to the office with $250

Jim McDermott

7:02:19 to 7:02:40( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: cash. we'll see you if you do that. he said i don't have that kind of money. they said then go to the emergency room. that's where 50 million people in this countr go to the emergency room if you can't come with the cash to hand it to the doctor. my office phone today has been

Jim McDermott

7:02:41 to 7:03:03( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: ringing off the hook with people demanding that we have health care now. and the republican alternative doesn't help anyone but protect the insurance companies. the bankruptcy of this plan pretty clear to everybody, health analyst, the media, "new york times," the c.b.o. all agree that the

Jim McDermott

7:03:04 to 7:03:24( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: will leave 42 million people with nothing. now, the republican plan does nothing to help the seniors. it really isn it's just a bunch of stuff they scraped up off the floor they had laying around for 12 years and did nothing. now, why don't they put forward a plan? i'll tell you i have cracked the code. this plathey brought out

Jim McDermott

7:03:25 to 7:03:45( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: here, they either haven't read their own bill because they wouldn't have -- you keep a straight face and come out here and say it was plan. or they would rather spend more time hating government than helping people. remember what they did in new orleans. that's what their attitude about government is.

Jim McDermott

7:03:46 to 7:04:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: don't make it work for the just let people understand you're on your own, folks. that's our plan. we believe in freedom. you're free to be on your own. but most people can't take care of their health care problems on their own. they are lucky if t

Jim McDermott

7:04:13 to 7:04:30( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: vote for the bill. the speaker pro tempore: who yi mr. rangel: congressman lloyd doggett from texas, it's my honor to yield two minutes to him. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is

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