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Senate Proceeding 01-27-09 on Jan 27th, 2009 :: 0:01:40 to 0:06:25
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Sherrod Brown

0:01:37 to 0:01:58( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: repeated vetoes from president bush -- former pr this legislation finally has a chance of becoming law, thanks to the support of a new president and who is committed to reforming our nation's health care system. passage of this legislation will be the beginning -- the beginning -- of a major overhaul of american health care which ultimately will provide all

Sherrod Brown

0:01:40 to 0:06:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Sherrod Brown

0:01:59 to 0:02:21( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: americans with the quality, affordable health care coverage that we all deserve as americans. the children's health insurance program is a success storyhich created about 13 years ago, in 1996, to provide health coverage to children who would otherwise not be insured. the program provides health insurance to low-income families who don't qualify for

Sherrod Brown

0:02:22 to 0:02:42( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: but who are unable to afford private coverage. to reduce the number of uninsured children in working families -- underscore that, mr. presiden in working families -- by about one-third. despite huge successes there is room for improvement. millions of american children remain without hlth insurance even though the law states they're eligible for it.

Sherrod Brown

0:02:43 to 0:03:03( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: today we have the opportunity to take decisive action to bridge that gap and to reach children who need this coverage desperately but who are not receiving it. the legislation before us today would provide coverage to an additional 4.1 million uninsured low-income children. it would improve access to dental coverage. it would improve the public health by enabling legal --

Sherrod Brown

0:03:04 to 0:03:27( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: legal -- immigrant children to receive care in doctors' offices rather than taking them to my high-cost, less primary care emergency rooms. if signed into lawmakers s. 275 would have a profound impact on children and families nationwide, includ state of ohio, including toledo,

Sherrod Brown

0:03:28 to 0:03:50( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: abg cincinnati. it would provide 94 billion to ohio in fiscal year 2009 helping my state cover approximately 245,000 uninsured children, children like emily demko from athens county. she was born with down's syndrome. when her mother margaret made a decision to stay at home to care

Sherrod Brown

0:03:51 to 0:04:12( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: for emily, they found themselves without health insurance. they looked into many options but no private insurer would cover emily at any cost due to her genetic preexisting condition. luckily the family found they were eligible for however, during their six-month reauthorization meeting, they were informed their income was

Sherrod Brown

0:04:13 to 0:04:33( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: 35 per month too much to qualify any longer. 35 too much to qualify for medicaid any longer. since emily's medical bills were in excess of ,500 per month, they had to make decisions no parents should have to make. what therapies and what treatment they could afford for their daughter.

Sherrod Brown

0:04:34 to 0:04:55( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: they have done their best to manage emily's being uninsured has left emily without access to needed hearing tests and several blood tests to scan for conditions likely to occur with down's syndrome. for children like emily, mr. president, that we must -- we must support the reauthorization and expansion of

Sherrod Brown

0:04:56 to 0:05:19( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: children, access to health coverage will provide emily and so many others around our great nation with the opportunity to live a healthier, happier, more productive life regardless of their medical condition. for the third time in my senate career, i've dom advocates for the reauthorization and the expansion of children's health insurance program. i did it in the house 13

Sherrod Brown

0:05:20 to 0:05:41( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: ago when this program was first, first conceived and when we first enacted it. for the third time in my senate career i've come to the floor to speak on behalf of the 9 milli children in this country who don't qualify for medicaid but whose families could not afford health insurance. for the third time in my senate career i've come to this floor to cast a vote in favor of legislation which will enable parents to help their children

Sherrod Brown

0:05:42 to 0:06:02( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: when they are ill. in my opinion, there are few legislative or ethical priorities, mr. president, more important than that. this is the third time i've advocated for chip on the senate floor. i believe -- i hope, mr. president -- the third time will be a charm. mr. president, absence of a quorum.

Sherrod Brown

0:06:03 to 0:06:12( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: the clerk will call the roll.

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