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Senate Proceeding 11-03-09 on Nov 3rd, 2009 :: 4:35:35 to 4:37:20
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Amy Klobuchar

4:35:32 to 4:35:52( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: right to ptect the people in this nation. would yield, i was thinking as the senator from illinois talked about the number of pages i bills, when we were in the middle of the country's worst economic crisis since the depression back under the bush administration and people were trying to figure out what to do, and if you rember, the administration came forward with a bill that would have given nearly a trillion dollars out

Amy Klobuchar

4:35:35 to 4:37:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Amy Klobuchar

4:35:53 to 4:36:13( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: to -- to banks and it was something like 25 pages long, if i rember. and i think the people of this kr9 said hey, wait a minute -- of this country said hey, wait a minute, this is a major issue and 25 pages or 10 pages or 3 pages or a hundred pages isn't enough. we're dealing here with an incredibly complicated issue, with insurance companies that have been running this show for

Amy Klobuchar

4:36:14 to 4:36:34( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: so long. so the fact that we are spend some time on this bill, as the senator from illinois has pointed out - bill isn't even done year. we're still working on this. we're still bringinghrough these consumer reforms and things that are going to be good for the people of america. as i really am a little bit tired of hearing about number of pages because, like i said, i think there

Amy Klobuchar

4:36:35 to 4:36:55( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: matter, thr numbers that matter here. 6, 12 a $6,000 -- that's what you payed, an average family ten years ago paid $,000. now an average family pays $12,000. and what are you going to pay ten years from now, what are you going to pay if nothing's done here if we just keep going the way we're going with the cost, with the waste in the system,

Amy Klobuchar

4:36:56 to 4:37:16( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: with the medicare fraud, with all these things that shouldn't be going on? $24,000, that's what the average american family is going to pay. we need to start bringing those costs down, and the only way we do, that the only way we take on these companies that have been putting in place these rules that say that a baby who's four months old and happened to weigh 17 pounds is just a little

Amy Klobuchar

4:37:17 to 4:37:20( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: underweight can't get insurance and his family's insurance company -- the only way we're

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