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Federal Government Premium Review Ignores Real Factors Driving Healthcare Costs
Date:2/22/2010

Strong delivery system and carefully crafted insurance reforms critical to achieving affordability

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) issued the following statement regarding President Obama's healthcare reform proposal:

"Reining in healthcare costs, along with improving quality and expanding coverage to everyone, is a goal that the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) shares with the Obama administration and the Congress.  We agree escalating premiums continue to burden everyone.  That's why we have consistently advocated for healthcare legislation that makes important insurance and delivery system reforms to make insurance affordable without jeopardizing the coverage that people enjoy today.


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