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AMA Committed to Health Reform, Welcomes President Obama
Date:6/15/2009

CHICAGO, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is attributable to Nancy H. Nielsen, M.D., President, American Medical Association:

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081209/AMALOGO)

"Today, the American Medical Association is honored that President Obama will speak directly to physicians at our annual meeting. Like President Obama, the AMA is committed to health reform this year that provides all Americans with affordable, high-quality health coverage.

"The AMA is actively engaged with the administration and members of Congress to achieve coverage for all this year and other meaningful reforms that benefit patients and physicians.

"The AMA is focused on reform that covers the uninsured, makes insurance more affordable, increases the value we receive from our health care spending and enhances prevention and wellness for all patients. We look forward to the day when all Americans have health care coverage."

Read the AMA's letter to the New York Times on health reform at:

http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/news-events/letters-editor/nyt-health-system-reform.shtml.

Follow AMA on Twitter at https://twitter.com/AmerMedicalAssn.

About the American Medical Association

The American Medical Association helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues. Working together, the AMA's quarter of a million physician and medical student members are playing an active role in shaping the future of medicine. For more information on the AMA, please visit www.ama-assn.org.


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