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Senate Amendments To H.R. 3590, Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act Of 2009, And H.R. 4872, Health Care And Education Reconciliation Act Of 2010

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Location: Washington, DC

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Ms. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to cast my vote to end abusive insurance company practices that put doctors and patients in control of their health care.

And when I do, I will cast it for the small business owner in my district whose health insurance premiums shot up more than 100 percent last year simply because one employee got sick. I will cast it for the 135,000 people in my district who don't have health care coverage. On a personal note, I will cast it for the 2.5 million breast cancer survivors like me, who have a preexisting condition that make it next to impossible to obtain health insurance.

Finally, I'll cast it for all of the moms in America with beautiful children like mine, but who don't have the security of health insurance and who die inside every time their child gets sick. Our current system is broken. It's un-American. The nightmare ends tonight.

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