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Senate Proceeding on Jan 27th, 2009 :: 0:12:00 to 0:14:05
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Richard Burr

0:11:51 to 0:12:12( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: i uld like to speak to this amendment that has been offered by senator mcc as is is a grim reality in america. that each day 17,000 americas 9,000 americans are facing mortgage foreclosure notices.

Richard Burr

0:12:13 to 0:12:33( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: 17,000 lost jobs; 9,000 homes. in the process, americans are losing their health insurance every single day. so the issue that many years ago when we created this children's health insurance program has become gravely worse. and we're finding more and more americans who are being squeezed

Richard Burr

0:12:34 to 0:12:54( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: out of health insurance coverage: 46 million uninsured americans today, including nine we decided to make children a priority in terms of providing health insurance and what the fede states what that we'll come up with a program that we give more than the normal share, the normal medicare share.

Richard Burr

0:12:55 to 0:13:15( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: we are going to give you a chair that is enhanced so you will consider covering the uninsured children. in that took advantage of it. i might just madam president, that i understand senat on the floor and he has a 10:30 finance committee and i have a 10:30 appropriations committee

Richard Burr

0:13:16 to 0:13:36( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: so let me do my best to share the time so that i can leave you with the remaining ten minutes or so, is that i want to make sure the senator great iowa has we both have very important meetings. let me tell you the difficulty that we face reality, and t reality is we wanted this program primarily to

Richard Burr

0:13:37 to 0:13:59( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: help families making up to 200% of what income. that would basically mean that they would be making up to 2,000 a year, roughly. sof you are making 2,000 or less, we wanted covered. then we said to the states, you can go as high as

Richard Burr

0:14:00 to 0:14:06( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: up to more for that out of state, and if you think tha group of kids need the help.

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