President Obama Delievers Remarks on Seniors and Prescription Drugs.

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Monday, June 22, 2009; 12:25 PM


[*] OBAMA: Thank you very much. Thank you.

Well, first of all, I want to thank Barry Rand for the introduction, but also AARP, the organization he so ably represents, for coming together with us on this critical issue today.

Last week in my address to the American Medical Association, I spoke about the urgent need for health care reform and what will be required to achieve it.

One of the things that will be required, I said, was that everyone in our health care community is going to have to come together and do their part.

In recent days, Chairman Max Baucus, who's been doing an outstanding job leading the Finance Committee on this issue, as well as members of my administration, have been in discussions with the pharmaceutical industry to find a way to bring down costs of prescription drugs for America's seniors.

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