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Statement by Blue Shield of California CEO Bruce Bodaken Regarding White House Health Reform Announcement
Date:5/11/2009

SAN FRANCISCO, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's announcement takes shared responsibility to a whole new level. Six major organizations are committing to share responsibility for saving $2 trillion in healthcare costs over the next decade. If they succeed, affordable coverage for all is within our grasp.

Blue Shield of California has long advocated for universal coverage based on universal responsibility. We are pleased that these groups are embracing the challenge of making the changes that are necessary for health reform to succeed.

We applaud the leadership of President Obama and these trade association executives in making this game-changing commitment to transform the healthcare system.

    Contact:
    Erica Perng
    415-229-6171
    erica.perng@blueshieldca.com


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