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Senate Proceeding 11-03-09 on Nov 3rd, 2009 :: 4:04:40 to 4:06:15
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Amy Klobuchar

4:04:36 to 4:04:56( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: don't know what your health premiums are going to be the next year? i'll be glad to yield to my friend from minnesota. ms. klobuchar: one of the things i have learned in the past year with meeting with small business owners is the -- they pay 20% more. small businesses are the bedrock of our entrepreneurial system in

Amy Klobuchar

4:04:40 to 4:06:15( Edit History Discussion )
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Amy Klobuchar

4:04:57 to 4:05:18( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: this country. they pay 20 more than big businesses for health care. their employees are in a small business, the ones that need the most, the ones that make less income pay 20% more for their health insurance. i was up in two minnesota, visiting a little backpack company that has done such a good job.

Amy Klobuchar

4:05:19 to 4:05:41( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: they make backpacks for our troops because they're lighter weight and better for their backs. this company started with a few employees, they now have 20 employees. the owner of that company, when he started it, he didn't have kids. he now has two kids, four in their family. he's paying $24,000 a year, senator, for his health insurance.

Amy Klobuchar

4:05:42 to 4:06:03( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: this little, tiny backback company up in two harbors, minnesota. when you're talking about people adjusting and maybe having to plan differently, that can't plan. he told me if he knew that when he started out that that much of his profits would go into his health insurance, then he wouldn't have even started the company to begin with. and this not only hurts our employees, it actua

Amy Klobuchar

4:06:04 to 4:06:15( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: small businesses from starting. the incubator of so many of our great ideas in our country and the jobs in this country. so this is truly something that needs to be solved because it is really hurting jobs in this

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