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House Proceeding 12-08-09 on Dec 8th, 2009 :: 1:20:20 to 1:24:15
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Lee Terry

1:20:16 to 1:20:37( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: i want to thank my colleague on the energy and commerce committee green, for his leadershipen this important issue and i resve his leadership on this issue and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves the balance of her time. the gentleman from nebraska mr. terry: thank you. i yield myself such time as i may consume.

Lee Terry

1:20:20 to 1:24:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lee Terry

Lee Terry

1:20:38 to 1:20:58( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. terry: as a member of the diabetes caucus and throughout most of the 1990's i was a member of our regional diabetes board for the a.d.a. in fact, i called myself a perpetual vice chairman of our region. so it's with great pride that i'm here in support and encourage my colleagues to support h.r. 35.

Lee Terry

1:20:59 to 1:21:20( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: i want to recognize the 23.6 million americans that suffer from diabetes. diabetes can lead to serious complications and premature death. diabetes -- but people with diabetes can take steps to control the disease and lower the risk of complications. the center for disease control

Lee Terry

1:21:21 to 1:21:42( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: has stated that progressive diabetes among those with pre-diabetes is not inevitable and studied have shown that people with pre-diabetes who lose weight and increase their physical activity can prevent or delay diabetes anreturn their blood pressure to near normal. through regular exercise and a steady diet, americans can

Lee Terry

1:21:43 to 1:22:03( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: return to a healthier state of living and avoid diabetes. because diabetes affects individuals in different ways it is important that we educate our communities about the causes and through living a healthy lifestyle. additionally we must continue to

Lee Terry

1:22:04 to 1:22:25( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: research the causes, treatment, education and event cure for diabetes -- eventual cure for diabetes through a public and private partnership. i do believe the 1,000-page health reform bill that was rushed through the house of representatives via the other side of the aisle to establish a government takeover of health care will negatively impact those with diabetes and severely

Lee Terry

1:22:26 to 1:22:46( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: curtail our ability to find a cure. i fail to see how a massive government takeover of our health care system and the creation of scores of new bureaucracies will revitelies our economy or give americans a better cure. instead the house tricommittee bill would ration health care like it's done in the u.k. and canada.

Lee Terry

1:22:47 to 1:23:08( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: this rationing of health care will not be better for the patient, it will lead to many diabetics in need of dialysis and care being turned away or having longer wait times when they need access to physicians. in addition to nearly a $1 trillion health care reform bill being pushed on the american public, the recent stimulus

Lee Terry

1:23:09 to 1:23:30( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: legislation provides $10 billion in extra funding to the n.i.h. for the advancement of scientific research. unfortunately long held processes on the length and structure of trials have been ignored in order to spend the funds as quickly as possible and as in many congressional districts as possible. instead of spending millions of

Lee Terry

1:23:31 to 1:23:51( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: dollars f a political photo op it would have been more responsie to continue to have the n.i.h. determine what trials processes the most merit. if we hadn't rushed to spend in the name of stimulus, i believe that some of the $10 billion could have been used for research into type 1 diabetes.

Lee Terry

1:23:52 to 1:24:13( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: i want to see americans recognizing the significance of modern -- monitoring their and members of their family's health in getting the proper treatment for diabetes. i'd also like to see the continued commitment to diabetes research so that one day we may have a cure. i'd like to thank the sponsor of

Lee Terry

1:24:14 to 1:24:17( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: this bill, representative gene green from texas, for his work

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