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Senate Proceeding on Jan 29th, 2009 :: 1:28:25 to 1:32:35
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Tim Johnson

1:28:21 to 1:28:43( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: colleague is right -- senator bunning is right. these states should not receive the higher chip matching rate. and i strongly support my colleague's and i congratulate him for bringing it to the floor. and i hope that our colleagues will amendment because it makes a l

Tim Johnson

1:28:25 to 1:32:35( Edit History Discussion )
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Tim Johnson

1:28:44 to 1:29:05( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: of sense. mr. president -- mr. president i ask unanimous consent that senator sessions be added as a cosponsor to number 80. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. hatch: i yield the floor. mr. bunning: mr. president? the presid senator from south dakota is recognized. mr. johnson: i ask that the

Tim Johnson

1:29:06 to 1:29:27( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: pending amendment be side. i rise -- the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. johnson: i my support for chip reauthorization act and to urge my colleagues to approve chip and cover an additional 4.1 million kids. i voted to create this program

Tim Johnson

1:29:28 to 1:29:50( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: in 1997 and have watch with great satisfaction as the number of uninsured couny has dropped. thanks to chip, my state can provide health insurance to about 11,000 kids every month. as a result the kids have every chance to do the best in school

Tim Johnson

1:29:51 to 1:30:11( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: and live long, happy, productive lives. this is a great we have more work to do. south dakota still has about 18,0 uninsured kids. half of

Tim Johnson

1:30:12 to 1:30:33( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: income require and chip but remain uninsured. with health insurance doubling in the past eight years and unemployment on the rise, more families just can't keep up. fortunately, this bill helps these families when they need it

Tim Johnson

1:30:34 to 1:30:55( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: the most. and it allows states to cover more kids and provides wellness payments for focusing on low-income kids. i'm especially pleased t bill allows children whose

Tim Johnson

1:30:56 to 1:31:16( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: private insurance does not include dental coverage to enroll in the distantial program. some -- in the dental program. some object to covering illegal immigrant and pregnan medicaid and chip. this debate is not about whether

Tim Johnson

1:31:17 to 1:31:37( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: or not to provide coverage but whether to end the five-year wait these future endure. a sick child does not have five the spirit of our founding fathers to force legal

Tim Johnson

1:31:38 to 1:32:00( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: imguarantees to wait five -- legal immigrant dozen wait five years for services they desperately need. i urge my colleagues to that other than native americans we are a nation of immigrants. on a personal note, i'm pleased to join in the debate and chip this year as i missed much of

Tim Johnson

1:32:01 to 1:32:21( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: e 2000 debate, 2007 debate, while recovering which caught me about good health insurance and a great health care lesson that we can all learn from.

Tim Johnson

1:32:22 to 1:32:35( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: is bill is gully paid for but the authorization period is what low-in this time of economic uncertainty. i urge my colleagues to join me in supporting the chip

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