POTUS Tells Health Care Groups to Show Him Progress on Cost-Cutting Next Month

In a letter to the leaders of the six health care groups with whom he met yesterday , President Obama says he appreciates their commitment to significantly reducing health care costs, but says he "will hold you to your pledge to get this done." The President writes that as he discussed with them Monday, "I would like you to update my Administration by early June on the progress you have made toward fulfilling this important commitment." The letter to the leaders of the Advanced Medical Technology Association, the American Medical Association, America's Health Insurance Plans, the American Hospital Association, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and the Service Employees International Union says that their efforts -- "(c)oupled with comprehensive health care reform" (a distinction the White House did not make yesterday) could save the US "more than $2 trillion over the next ten years." - jpt

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