Experts Dispute Some Points in Health Talk

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    President Obama showed great fluency in the intricate details of health policy at his news conference on Wednesday night, but experts said some of his points were debatable.

    Mr. Obama said doctors, nurses, hospitals, drug companies and AARP had supported efforts to overhaul health care.

    While it is true the American Medical Association has endorsed a bill drafted by House Democratic leaders, a half-dozen state medical societies have sharply criticized provisions that would establish a new government-run health insurance plan.

    Likewise, Mr. Obama said Medicare could save large amounts of money by creating “an independent group of doctors and medical experts who are empowered to eliminate waste and inefficiency” and hold down the annual increases in payments to health care providers.

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/23/health/policy/23facts.html?hp
     

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