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Senate Proceeding on Oct 8th, 2009 :: 1:15:35 to 1:18:30
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Kirsten Gillibrand

1:15:31 to 1:15:54( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: that they were assured that they coul

Kirsten Gillibrand

1:15:35 to 1:18:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Kirsten Gillibrand

1:15:55 to 1:16:15( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: new york three minutes. mrs. gillibrand: mr. president? senator from new york. mrs. gillibrand: i rise today to speak in support of the health care reform on behal greater acces for women. i'm very grateful to senator mikulski for her extraordinary leadership on this health care debate. there are few americans who are not hurt by the rising costs of heal care. however, it's shocking to think

Kirsten Gillibrand

1:16:16 to 1:16:39( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: that in today's america, over half of this country could be discriminated ag their most basic life needs. women must shoulder the worst of the health care crisis, including outrageous discriminatory practices in care and according to the data compiled by the national women's law center, under the current system, a 25-year-old woman pays

Kirsten Gillibrand

1:16:40 to 1:17:02( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: up to 45% more for the same or identical coverage. some of the most essential services required by women are not covered by many plans, such as childbearing,ap smears, or mammograms. as a mother of two young children, i cannot imagine how awful it would be for a woman who does not have these basic needs covered. that's exactly what millions of

Kirsten Gillibrand

1:17:03 to 1:17:23( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: women and young mothers face because of the costs of childbirth. a standard costs between $5,000 and and $10,000, and much more if there are there are complications. in the current system, pregnant women can be turned down for health care coverage because insurance companies would rather evade those costs. pregnancy should never be a pre-existing condition.

Kirsten Gillibrand

1:17:24 to 1:17:44( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: such discrimination is unacceptable and is contrary to our core american values of equality and equal rights. as we address the inadequacies of our current system, we must safeguard the women's health clinics that are essential -- that are an essential point of care for millions across this country. their work is being politicized as part of this debate.

Kirsten Gillibrand

1:17:45 to 1:18:06( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: politicizing health care delivery endangers young putting them at risk for teen pregnancies, s.t.d.'s or cervical or breast cancer. women's health clinics provide critical services to women every day. in my own state, over 400,000 new yorkers receive health care from planned parenthood each year. about 50% are working adults whose jobs don't include health care benefits.

Kirsten Gillibrand

1:18:07 to 1:18:28( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: our strategy for reform must protect these critical services that clinics pro upon their success. the health care crisis is a life and death issue for so many americans, one tha disproportionately affects women in this country. we must reform our broken health care system and disparities

Kirsten Gillibrand

1:18:29 to 1:18:30( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: among race and gender and make quality, affordable health care

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