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Fourteen saves our suing to block his health -- bill on that list going to buy then now one lawmaker accusing those states of rusting losses when they haven't fully -- -- albums now.
Texas democratic congresswoman Sheila Jackson -- congress -- good idea.
The pleasure to be with you and your -- good afternoon.
Armed man I know is that about them not reading the bell but I mean audio colleagues.
Didn't read the -- -- there because they thought it was gonna cover.
All kids -- all preexisting conditions and they want as it turns out man didn't so I guess a lot of people -- reading has right.
Well I think it's not a question of them not reading the bill it will cover all children preexisting disease.
Except that it is over a period of time which is the good news about this bill because it allows.
Many of the elements of the health care.
A business in America which -- sound -- medical profession as well as insurance companies to be able to -- -- cannot implement the impact of this.
Innovative episode fabulous job but when I wasn't -- last -- that that was a key selling point that right now right away but they want.
Everyone covered up and -- mistakes happen people don't read the fine brand but.
-- a lot of people are saying that's just the tip of the iceberg and these agencies are saying the -- verges.
Is the illegality is doing is forcing people to buy insurance and that's what they're resting their case and you say it's no case.
I'm saying it's frivolous I think these lawsuits are politically motivated.
If you will I don't know the individual motivate -- you have the enemy and it's a democratic -- -- When it was a democratic attorney general Louisiana it's.
And I guess it's.
I give him no way no respite either.
I don't know what he is -- on other than for.
He is own interpretation this is a question of the authority of the congress and the constitution.
And those two coming together under the commerce clause the federal government.
Has a right to regulate interstate commerce.
And that includes the insurance in the medical care of Americans now -- that's -- and that's -- -- hope.
Bidding up to two to considerable debate -- they say the government and again I don't know what the ultimate legal truth is you but they say the government cannot force.
That issue on all of its -- citizens to buy a product in this case for which they might be morally opposed.
While first of all.
That's that's what that is the point that I'm making they have not read the bill.
They're not giving to build a chance to be implemented and therefore company and I think that that click that they'll let me know -- know I'm guessing that's a big part their objectives of that -- of know they've read and they don't think -- of the parted.
Well -- let me just say this they don't know what the impact will be and therefore they are really coming into the ports.
-- argument is that it's -- negatively impact the vast numbers of Americans well I come from the state of Texas and twelve million.
-- thirteen million individuals who have improved.
Medical coverage out of this -- To almost 20000 businesses will be able to get -- mail from half a million businesses will be able to get.
Insurance for their employees and we will have another 20000 -- so that will leave or be able to get out of bankruptcy -- -- -- missiles -- it what do you make of all these companies led by caterpillar and so many others Verizon now saying.
It's gonna impact jobs a lot of thousands maybe millions down here.
Well what I would say -- is that they too have not waited for an assessment.
And how this will help lower the cost of medical coverage for Americans when so many uninsured that's a burden on business it's a burden on the federal government.
Let me just say that there were many -- the Civil Rights Act and 1964 in the voting rights act of many states rights activists of how drastic this bill was going to.
Impact those individuals it was a question of empowering people from second and third class status to first class and -- What we're doing now with this health bill is making all Americans.
With the status of first plants and -- -- how do you.
Religion and rebellion this consulate aboard the congress -- not -- -- -- -- -- -- parents of all that Martin says you're not appearance on the market is absolutely who risk their lives they got -- including one prominent one who got assassinated.
With those who are advocating coverage for everyone in this country right.
A what I am suggesting it while -- at you you're taking it to the extreme they have a special place in history but this is a significant legislative initiative.
That does equal to civil rights for people who have been -- -- health insurance and therefore have lost their.
-- all right congress when you if you want to characterize the earliest -- -- and I and I take nothing away from -- good intentions but you know what -- I know Nancy Pelosi she's not exactly a friend of mine but seeing -- Martin -- to him.
Well you know let me say this you know come on -- -- -- make that kind of comparison and it's atrocious what I'm suggesting feeling as though you guys that you knew the way you look what amounted to struggle.
-- -- -- There have been individuals and rightly so suggested that this is a significant piece of legislation.
And it has taken people who -- in second class standings.
As relates to health care goals.
Still live because we've lost 45000 a year for decades now we have the opportunity given health insurance these are frivolous -- that politically motivated and they don't have a bases and -- Real and whatnot why would I could only then they'll -- -- -- we'll be dismissed -- -- if they're not if anyone of them and I think it and they succeed.
Is this thing totally on -- because of progress report says that -- there right.
-- -- -- -- -- I am an optimist -- and I believe the cup as half full we pass this bill again when the path to reconciliation bill.
More Americans without health insurance coverage -- -- that we've had in the history of America and let me say this.
There are many who -- waiting on the sidelines to file amicus brief and to fight this case.
And I can assure you that will have as many people fighting against these individuals as weak as they might think that they will have we will fight this in the courts and we hope that the Supreme Court.
Will uphold the commerce clause in this legislation will be -- where -- today congressman thank you very much good have him.
It's a pleasure to be with you thank -- -- -- --
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