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House Proceeding 11-17-09 on Nov 17th, 2009 :: 2:01:50 to 2:05:00
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Chris Murphy

2:01:46 to 2:02:06( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: but the bottom line is this health care reform bill is about econic development in the united states of america. mr. murphy: and people have been crying out for, mr. ryan, and i think that that's why you and i both have families coming up to us. and as you said, quietly expressing to us their stories. you know, folks in my dist

Chris Murphy

2:01:50 to 2:05:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Chris Murphy

2:02:07 to 2:02:27( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: are the same way but you find them, you hear from them. i remember knocking on somebody's door this summer as i was going around a couple neighborhoods to check in hearing a guy talk about his illness. he'd actlly, i think, been injured and his worker's comp did not pay for the entirety of the care that he needed. and so he had to go to his

Chris Murphy

2:02:28 to 2:02:48( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: primary insurer. he had to pay for some of it out of his own pocket and it got so bad and his expenses got so high that the only place that he could go without losing his house was one main account he did own and that was his child's college fund. and so he planned at first

Chris Murphy

2:02:49 to 2:03:11( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: take a little bit out of his child's college fund. figure the economy might turn and he might be able to little bit better job. and then he had to go back again. and he had to go back a by the time i saw him that summer that college fund was gone. he had no money saved for college. and the only way that his son who by this time was in his

Chris Murphy

2:03:12 to 2:03:32( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: teenage years and the only way to go to college was if he got a full ride somewhere. and his son's dreams have evapated because of health illnesses. now, this particular family had that money saved away for college, and so it's not one of the thousands of families that went into bankruptcy. so we should remi

Chris Murphy

2:03:56 to 2:04:16( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: so layer on top of all of the bankruptcies, the hundreds of thousands of ruined without bankruptcy because of the crippling costs of medical care. and so this is being celebrated by all of these families out there who have had th changed for so many different reasons because they do see they are going to get some

Chris Murphy

2:04:17 to 2:04:37( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: wages back from their employer who doesn't have to spend every dime on health care. but they also see this bill is going to give them some security that a lot of people thought just came with being a citizen of the most powerful and most of a lieutenant -- and

Chris Murphy

2:04:38 to 2:04:58( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: most affluent country in the world. for the life of me, it's beyond me why this congress has not been able to stand up to them. i know that invites the ire of the health care industry. i know there will be a lo commercials onair criticizing members who voted in fa this and those who might be

Chris Murphy

2:04:59 to 2:05:00( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: voting for it in the senate.

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