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Senate Proceeding on Nov 10th, 2009 :: 1:32:45 to 1:36:55
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Kirsten Gillibrand

1:32:30 to 1:32:50( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: quorum call: the presiding officer: the senator from new yor mrs. gillibrand: i request the quorum call be vitiated. the presiding officer: without objection. mrs. gillibrand: i rise to speak in support of health care reform and on behalf of greater access to health care for all americans. this weekend, the house took an historic step, passing a health re reform bill that ensures

Kirsten Gillibrand

1:32:45 to 1:36:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Kirsten Gillibrand

1:32:51 to 1:33:11( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: affordability, quality care for all, including a public plan that will bring real competion to the market and drive down costs. passing this bill in the house represents a monumental step towards the goal of achieving meaningful reform this year and is the farthest we have come in the decades-long fight for health care reform in this country. however, there is one aspect of

Kirsten Gillibrand

1:33:12 to 1:33:32( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: the house's bill about which i'd like to voice my strong disagreement. the stupak-pitts amendment. while proponents of the measure say this is a continuation of current federal law, this amendment will, in fact, bring out significant change and dramatically limits reproductive health care in this country.

Kirsten Gillibrand

1:33:33 to 1:33:53( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: this is government invading the personal lives of many americans, establishing for the first time restrictions on people who pay for their own private health insurance. we all agree that it's important to reduce abortions in this country, and i will and continue -- will continue to work on many ways to reduce

Kirsten Gillibrand

1:33:54 to 1:34:16( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: unintended pregnancies and to promote adoption. however, the stupakmendment prohibits the publiclan as well as the private plans?? offered through the exchange if they accept any subsidized customers from covering abortion services. effectively banning abortion coverage in all health insurance plans in the new system, whether they be public or private.

Kirsten Gillibrand

1:34:17 to 1:34:37( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: this ban puts health --he health of women and young girls at grave risk. proposing that women instead purchase a separate abortion rider is not only discriminatory but ridiculous. it would require women to essentially plan for an event that occurs in the most unplanned and sometimes

Kirsten Gillibrand

1:34:38 to 1:34:59( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: emergency situations. there are currently five states that require a separate rider for abortion coverage, and these five states it's nearly impossible to find such a private insurance policy. in one state, north dakota, one insurance company holds 91% of the state's health insurance market and&refuse toss even offer such a rider.

Kirsten Gillibrand

1:35:00 to 1:35:20( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: a lack of access to full reproductive health care puts the lives of women and girls at grave risk. this antichoice measure poses greater restriction on low-income women and those who are more likely to receive some kind of subsidy and less likely to be able to afford a supplemental insurance policy. denying low-income women

Kirsten Gillibrand

1:35:21 to 1:35:42( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: reproductive coverage in this way is discriminatory and dangerous. without proper coverage, women will be forced to postpone care while attempting to find the money they need to pay for it. increased costs and graver health risks, particularly for younger girls. or these women will be forced to

Kirsten Gillibrand

1:35:43 to 1:36:03( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: return to dangerous, back alley providers. women and girls deserve better. in fact, this amendment represents the only place in the entire health care bill where the opponents are actually correct. it limitsccess to medical care by givg the government, not the patient or the doctor, the power to make medical decisions. the senate bill already ensures

Kirsten Gillibrand

1:36:04 to 1:36:24( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: that no federal tax dollars may be used to pay for reproductive services in any public or private insurance plan beyond ca dangerment. the house language goes far further and should be removed from the final bill. mr. president, this health care package must move us forward

Kirsten Gillibrand

1:36:25 to 1:36:49( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: towards quality, affordae health care for all americans. i ask my colleag any similar amendment in the senate and disparities among race and gender in thank you, mr. president. i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the

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