[Congressional Record Volume 156, Number 43 (Sunday, March 21, 2010)]
[House]
[Page H1820]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]




                      FORMING A MORE PERFECT UNION

  (Mr. INSLEE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. INSLEE. ``We the people of the United States, in order to form a 
more perfect union''--that is what got America started. And when we 
form a more perfect union, it is always a continuous and controversial 
process. Social Security, Medicare, civil rights, at those times it was 
always controversial.
  But Americans are going to grow confident in this for two reasons. 
Number 1, we know that all Americans should have a choice in health 
care. It shouldn't be the government's choice. It shouldn't be the 
insurance company's choice. It should be individual Americans' choice, 
and that is what they will get today.
  Number 2, we know that a nation is truly healthy only when all of its 
citizens have health care.
  Today, we will have choice. Today, we will have health care. Today, 
we are forming a more perfect union in the tradition of this great 
country.

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