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President Obama Receives Warm Welcome from AMA Physicians
Date:6/15/2009

defensive medicine in the health system.

"We are very pleased that President Obama has expressed an openness to medical liability reform as part of comprehensive health reform," said Dr. Nielsen. "Liability reform is clearly needed to help doctors implement best-practices in patient care and reduce unnecessary health costs."

President Obama said "I need your help, doctors. To most Americans, you are the health care system." He also told physicians that "I will listen to you and work with you to pursue reform that works for you."

Read a transcript of President Obama's prepared remarks at:

http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/our-people/house-delegates/2009-annual-meeting/speeches/president-obama-speech.shtml

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