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Senate Proceeding on Oct 8th, 2009 :: 1:07:10 to 1:10:35
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Mary Landrieu

1:07:07 to 1:07:28( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: when we fix medicare, and we will in health care reform, women will get preventive care, mammograms, annual women and men need us to act on health reform. we must make our voices heard. and i thank my women colleagues for coming to wake up this nat

Mary Landrieu

1:07:10 to 1:10:35( Edit History Discussion )
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Mary Landrieu

1:07:29 to 1:07:49( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: ms. mikulski: i now minutes to the senator from louisiana. ms. landrieu: thank you, mr. president. i thank our leader from maryland for organizing this effort on the floor this morning. the senator from maryland, senator barbara mikulski. i'm pleased to join my sisters here this morning and -- and

Mary Landrieu

1:07:50 to 1:08:10( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: colleagues in the senate to really raise some specific and important issues relative to this reform debate, mr. president, that is moving forward. and there are important facts as we press forward with our reforms. i'd like to begin just briefly with reminding all of us that we

Mary Landrieu

1:08:11 to 1:08:33( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: began, even as the president called for us care costs to our nation, costs to our states, costs to individual businesses as the continue to see these premiums skyrocketing beyond their ability to either afford it or

Mary Landrieu

1:08:34 to 1:08:54( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: and costs to individuals. the baucus mark in the senate finance that is pending goes a significant step forward in terms of that issue and that is very encouraging to those of u that believe health care is essential for several reasons, but one of the

Mary Landrieu

1:08:55 to 1:09:16( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: important reasons is to get cost under control and begin to help balancing this federal budget and getting us back on a surer financial footing, which, as has been stated by president, impossible without fundamental insurance reform. that's point one.

Mary Landrieu

1:09:17 to 1:09:37( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: point two, the benef forward with reform will significantly improve outcomes for as senator boxer stated, our senator from california, it's going to help all americans. but it's particularly going to be helpf particularly in childbearing age. -- childbearing age who are

Mary Landrieu

1:09:38 to 1:09:59( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: often discriminated against with insurance rates because of the childbearing age they have to see doctors more often just by the pregnancy and care because they have to see their doctors more often, their insurance is sometimes significantly higher. in fact, the the cost of insurance plan for a

Mary Landrieu

1:10:00 to 1:10:21( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: 40-year-old woman can be up to 38% than a 40-year-old man in the same circumstance. same health, same geographic lotion. our reform efforts will eliminate that bias and make health care more affordable for everyone, but particularly for women. i wanted to take my

Mary Landrieu

1:10:22 to 1:10:35( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: and just submit to the record a letter from danielle walker, a 25-year-old woman livin living in baton rouge, went on to get a job after school, 20% of her

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