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Senate Proceeding on Jan 28th, 2009 :: 5:26:15 to 5:28:40
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James Webb

5:26:11 to 5:26:31( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: terms because the most important thing is the ability for children to be able to be healthy and live long lives and have opportunities for the future in this great country. but we all know that if a parent is forced to wait until it is an ergency room or, worse, in

James Webb

5:26:15 to 5:28:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James Webb

James Webb

5:26:32 to 5:26:52( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: terms of waiting until a child is in a very, very serious huge costs. so this is one time where we save money and save lives. we save money and we improve the quality of life for 10 million children in america through this

James Webb

5:26:53 to 5:27:13( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: program. sharing another story. chad and his wife have two young children. he works for a small landscaping business with an off season of three to four months in the winter pretty long in michigan. if -- if they -- chad and his wife purchased insurance through

James Webb

5:27:14 to 5:27:37( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: their employer, it would be an additional 00 a month, which, unfortunately, was not affordable for them. but through my child, health insurance, both of their sons were abl inhalers they needed for their asthma that significantly changed their life, their quality of life. pam is a full-time preschool teacher and mother.

James Webb

5:27:38 to 5:27:58( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: her monthly premiums of 84 a month would have taken up over 20% of her pay. she was not able to do that and through my child she was able to get the specialized care she need for her youngest daughter who suffers from a rare seizure disorder. pam's story in particular

James Webb

5:27:59 to 5:28:19( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: illustrates the problem facing working families. according to the commonwealth fund, nearly three-quarters of people phraoeufg below 200 -- l below 200% of poverty found it difficult to impossible to afford coverage. that is what is happening to families across the country. and the situation is even worse

James Webb

5:28:20 to 5:28:41( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: for individuals with chronic conditions like asthma or diabetes. if they're taoeubl purchase coverage -- if they're able to purchase coverage in the priva individual costs are much higher. i'd like to remind my colleagues that reauthorizing the children's health insurance program is about all children, no matter where they live;

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