09 Mar Obama calls healthcare IT 'low hanging fruit' on health reform
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama called healthcare IT the “low hanging fruit” on healthcare reform and an area in which Republicans and Democrats could find common ground.
His comments came during Thursday’s healthcare reform summit at the White House, which brought together a bipartisan mix of Congressional leaders and other stakeholders to launch the president’s healthcare reform plans.
Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee – and someone expected to play a key role in healthcare reform legislation – endorsed healthcare IT as a way to cut costs and align provider incentives.
“Healthcare reform is a no-brainer,” he said. “The American public wants it.”
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