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Statement from Robert Gibbs on the Bipartisan Policy Center's Health Reform Proposal

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
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For Immediate Release                                             June 17, 2009

Statement from Robert Gibbs on the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Health Reform Proposal

"The Bipartisan Policy Center, led by three distinguished former Senate Majority Leaders, has produced a serious and detailed proposal for health reform that reinforces the importance of the President’s core principles: lowering costs for families,  businesses and governments;  guaranteeing choice of doctors and plans; ensuring quality and affordable health care for all Americans, and adhering to fiscal discipline that does not add to the deficit.

"This group of extraordinarily experienced legislators agree with the President that health reform must be enacted this year because the status quo -- skyrocketing health care costs, rising premiums, swelling deficits – is unsustainable. With this report, they  have demonstrated what can be achieved with bipartisan effort. The Bipartisan Policy Center has produced a significant report, and the White House applauds their efforts."