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Senate Proceeding on Oct 1st, 2009 :: 3:16:50 to 3:18:35
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Carl Levin

3:16:29 to 3:16:50( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: telephone call weeks ago he said, make sure that when we finish this health care legislation, it isn't program r only the poor. it's a program for the american people. and in the process, the poor, the middle class will be taken those are the words from president obama, and i agree with him, because what you have said is true. it's striking, the majority of the people that file bankruptcy

Carl Levin

3:16:50 to 3:18:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Carl Levin

Carl Levin

3:16:51 to 3:17:12( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: is because of health care costs? that says it all. mr. levin: mr. president, let his leadership. we're not going to be able to get the needed health care reforms because his leadership. it's essential. he also has pointed out the particular circumstance that a number of our states he has pointed out -- grateful for this -- the situation in michigan.

Carl Levin

3:17:13 to 3:17:34( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: we are losing 27,000 jobs a month in michigan. we have the highest unemployment rate, i believe, in the country -- 15.2%. it's growing and it's going to continue to grow apparently. care. the number of people eligible for medicaid is increasing. and the bill before the

Carl Levin

3:17:35 to 3:17:57( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: committee has a provision in it that we will eligible for medicaid, and that's critically important. that's one way to get more people eligible for health care. but what the finance committee does in its current mark is also say that certain including nevada, oregon, rhode island, and michigan, are

Carl Levin

3:17:58 to 3:18:18( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: suffering particularly in particular ways and we are long way to economic recovery. society additional medicaid support for those states -- so the additional medicaid support thor those states is highly appropriate. there's reason for it, just as the majority leader talks about the flooding in georgia or the disaster which we had in

Carl Levin

3:18:19 to 3:18:35( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: louisiana a few years ago, the fires in california. we got an economic fire taking place in my home state of michigan, and i just want to thank the majority leader for his willingness, not just to grapple with the entire issue of

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