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Senate Proceeding on Dec 1st, 2009 :: 1:16:15 to 1:18:05
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Kirsten Gillibrand

1:16:06 to 1:16:27( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: as men do, but in general women of more of out-of-pocket hea care costs than men. some of the most essential services required by women are currently not covered by many insurance plans, li child-bearing, pap smears, and mammograms. a standard in-hospital delivery

Kirsten Gillibrand

1:16:15 to 1:18:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Kirsten Gillibrand

1:16:28 to 1:16:49( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: can cost $10,000. so you can't make what it's like for a pregnant woman to realize she may not have coverage for the essential services she needs for her and her child. the health care bill before us ensures that this will no longer happen. however, there is much room for improvement. in america today too many women are delaying preventive care because of the

Kirsten Gillibrand

1:16:50 to 1:17:11( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: costs of co-pays and limited access. in fact, more than half of the women delay or avoid preventive care because of costs. this fundamental inequity in the current system is dangerous and discriminatory and we must act. the prevention section of the bill before us must be amended so that the coverage of preventive services take into account the unique health needs

Kirsten Gillibrand

1:17:12 to 1:17:34( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: span. the hope is that with senator mikulski's amendment, even more of women's preventty screening will be covered, incding postpartum depression, domestic violence and family planning. covering more preventive screenings at no cost to women will encourage that more women will goo the doctors improving their healt saving lives, and

Kirsten Gillibrand

1:17:35 to 1:17:55( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: as senator mikulski pointed out, saving money. the whole point is to lower costs across the board and when you shift america's health care system to preventive services over current emergency room services, you're going to do exactly that. so this amendment will ensure that the coverage of women's preventive services is based on a set guidelines developed by women's health experts. this amendment also will

Kirsten Gillibrand

1:17:56 to 1:18:05( Edit History Discussion )

Kirsten Gillibrand: preserve the doctor-patient relationship to allow the patient to consult with their doctors on what services are best for them. this will cost $490 million over

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