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Senate Proceeding on Apr 29th, 2008 :: 0:23:30 to 0:29:58
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Richard Durbin

0:11:03 to 0:23:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Richard Durbin

Richard Durbin

0:23:17 to 0:23:30( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Durbin: control so this economy can prosper." i yield the floor. i ask unanimous consent that the senate proceed to the immediate consideration of s. res. 539. the clerk: senate resolution 539 to authorize testimony

Sherrod Brown

0:23:30 to 0:23:39( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: and legal presentation in the states of jonathan crabb, jeffrey henry and dudly hendrick. the presiding officer: the senate proceeds to the measure. mr. durbin: i ask unanimous consent the preamble

Sherrod Brown

0:23:30 to 0:29:58( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sherrod Brown

Sherrod Brown

0:23:39 to 0:23:49( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: be agreed to, the motion to reconsider be laid on the tab le with no intervening action or debate, any statements related to the resolution be placed in the record as if read. the presiding officer: withoutth

Sherrod Brown

0:23:49 to 0:24:00( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: objection. mr. brown: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from ohio. o mr. brown: thank you, mr. pr esident. this week is the sixth annual cover the uninsured week. community organizations

Sherrod Brown

0:24:00 to 0:24:13( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: and foundations around the country will be hosting events to highlight the need for health reform. across the nation,e all know this, 47 million people lack health insurance. in my state of ohio, 1.2 million

Sherrod Brown

0:24:13 to 0:24:29( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: people -- 11% of the population -- are uninsured. it's no different in the presiding officer's state of pennsylvania. that even one american lacks health coverage is a national embarrassment. we're

Sherrod Brown

0:24:29 to 0:24:42( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: the wealthiest nation in the world. we spend $2.3 trillion a year -- $2.3 trillion a year in health care. but we can't make sure that every american has health care coverage? of course we can. every

Sherrod Brown

0:24:42 to 0:24:56( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: other industrialized nation on this earth insures access to coverage. we in this body have chosen not to. last year congress tried to provide health coverage to millions more low-income children. the

Sherrod Brown

0:24:56 to 0:25:12( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: house and senate both passed bills twice to provide $35 billion over five years in additional funding for the state children's health insurance program. it was the biggest bipartisan initiative

Sherrod Brown

0:25:12 to 0:25:26( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: to expand health care coverage in years. twice -- not once -- but twice the president vetoed that legislation. we spend m ore than $3 billion every week in the war in iraq. the president vetoed legislation

Sherrod Brown

0:25:26 to 0:25:41( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: spending $7 billion a year to insure four million children. $3 billion a week every week in iraq. the president vetoed $7 billion a year to insure four million children. and these are the sons and daughters

Sherrod Brown

0:25:41 to 0:25:59( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: of working parents, sons and daughters of parents in toledo, in mansfield, in stkaeupbs field, who are -- in zanes field, who are working hard and playing by the rules. think about this, mr. president.

Sherrod Brown

0:25:59 to 0:26:12( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: since i've begun to speak just a few moments ago, we have in iraq spent about $650,000. yesterday in iraq, we spent $400 million. last week in iraq, we spent $3 billion. again, the president's vetoed

Sherrod Brown

0:26:12 to 0:26:23( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: legislation, $7 billion a year for four million children. it was disappointing to us, as advocates for children's health insurance. but mostly itbu was dispointing to the parents of children from

Sherrod Brown

0:26:23 to 0:26:41( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: around my state, from cincinnati to ashtabula, parents around ohio around around the -- and around the country who need health insurance for their children. not only do many low-income children live without

Sherrod Brown

0:26:41 to 0:26:57( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: health insurance, but families whose breadwinners are self-employed or who work for small businesses struggle to get health insurance sure. familiesike the coltmans of cantiyate, ohio. they are a large

Sherrod Brown

0:26:57 to 0:27:08( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: family with five children and two hard-working parents. last month their son calobe was diagnosed with leukemia. last year the mother left her job to work for the family business, a neighborhood grocery

Sherrod Brown

0:27:08 to 0:27:23( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: store. unfortunately, this meant she had to search for new health insurance. after a long search for private insurance, the coltman's found an affordable plan, but it wasn't scheduled to go in effect

Sherrod Brown

0:27:23 to 0:27:37( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: until august. by that time calobe had been diagnosed with leukemia which was a deal breaker for the private insurer. uninsured, facing a catastrophic illness -- a parent's worst nightmare -- the family

Sherrod Brown

0:27:37 to 0:27:48( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: had run out of the options. the mother, recounted the experience this way. if there is absolutely any other way to get our son the care and medication he needs without totally impoverishing our family,

Sherrod Brown

0:27:48 to 0:27:59( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: we would do it. in a country like ours, families shouldn't have to worry about being thrown into abject poverty just to pay for health insurance. families want to do the right thing. they want

Sherrod Brown

0:27:59 to 0:28:09( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: to insure their children. they work hard, they play by the rules. but insurance too often is out of reach. that's why today i'm introducing a bill to make health insurance more viable for workers employed

Sherrod Brown

0:28:09 to 0:28:21( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: by small businesses. the small business empowerment act would create an insurance program for small businesses and lf-employed americans. this program is modeled after the excellent coverage that's provided

Sherrod Brown

0:28:21 to 0:28:31( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: to federal workers and to members of the house and senate. to keep premiums affordable, the department of health and humanhe services would createre a reinsurance mechanism to help cover high-cost enrollees.

Sherrod Brown

0:28:31 to 0:28:45( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: the legislation would establish a federal commission to tackle the toughest health policy issues. how to rein in health care spending without compromising health care quality and access, how to craft

Sherrod Brown

0:28:45 to 0:28:56( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: an insurance package that treats all enrollees equally regardless of what type of health care they need -- which is essential --en how to combat price gouging by the drug industry, the medical device

Sherrod Brown

0:28:56 to 0:29:10( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: industry and the insurance industry. in other words, how to insure that our health care system is sustainable and equitable, efficient and effective. the bill was introduced to help families like the

Sherrod Brown

0:29:10 to 0:29:21( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: coltmans. thankably calobe's current prognosis is good and the family business seems to be turning the corner. his treatment was covered by ohio's medicaid program, another program that is crucial to providing

Sherrod Brown

0:29:21 to 0:29:34( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: coverage to families who are struggling, another program that is under attack by this administration as it tries to change the rules and as it cuts billions of dollars from the program. this week and

Sherrod Brown

0:29:34 to 0:29:48( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: every week we need to work to keep medicaid strong to, realize the expansion of chip, for which we fought so hard, and to pass legislation for the self-employed and workers in small businesses. the small-employer

Sherrod Brown

0:29:48 to 0:29:58( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: health insurance bill provides more options so that the rest of the coltman family, including calobe's parents can access health insurance too. i don't want calobe's parents in cantiyot, ohio,

0:29:58 to 0:30:07( Edit History Discussion )

to live in fear when their children fall down or catch the flu or have an allergic reaction to something they ate. they have enough on their plate already. i look forward to working with my colleagues

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