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Leading American Healthcare Experts Press Congress to Act Quickly on Health Reform
Date:9/17/2009

d deliver meaningful health reform for the American People."

Dr. Peter Budetti, Bartlett Professor of Public Health of the University of Oklahoma, believes that "The reason that more than 400 health care experts across the political spectrum have united in this effort is simple -- we've studied the problems for many years; we know what the solutions are; and we agree that now is the time for our elected representatives to put that knowledge into effect and turn things around, or face moving from crisis to catastrophe in healthcare."

Dr. Clifton Gaus, President of Health Reform USA noted that "I have been involved in the Nixon, Ford, Carter and Clinton Administrations working on the same issues, and while many improvements to access and quality have occurred, the ultimate goal of comprehensive Health Reform have eluded us for 40 years. It is time for the Congress to finish the job."

"For more than 25 years I have been involved in national health reform efforts -- including several roles in the Reagan and Bush '41 Administrations," noted Dr. William L. Roper, Dean of the School of Medicine, Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and CEO of the UNC Health Care System at the University of North Carolina. "Today, in my work in a public academic health center, I see first-hand every day the cost, access and quality problems we have in America. The time for action is long overdue. Our leaders need to get national health reform done -- this year."

"America spends almost twice as much per person for health care as any other country in the world, but the system we have is not delivering the health results our people deserve," said Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford, President of The New York Academy of Medicine. "We know what we have to do to change this: provide coverage to all of our citizens; avoid unnecessary illness by making prevention a priority; and create incentives to improve the quality of care for
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