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Phil Gingrey Laughs Off 14,000 Americans Losing Their Health Insurance Every Day (VIDEO)

First Posted: 11/17/09 05:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:05 PM ET

Media Matters catches Republican Congressman Phil Gingrey (Georgia) in a pretty insensitive moment during a speech on the floor of the House. At one point during his long speech railing against health care reform, Gingrey found the idea amusing that 14,000 Americans losing their health insurance every day constituted some kind of health care crisis:

14,000 people are losing their health insurance every day NOT because of the cost of health insurance [laughs], they're losing it because they lost their job!

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Read more about how rising health care costs have forced layoffs via Media Matters.

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Filed by Nick Graham  |