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Missouri Health Care Providers Agree with Obama

Date: September 10, 2009
By: Rebecca Stephen
State Capitol Bureau

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After a speech to congress addressing the nation's health care issues, some Missouri health care providers say they are ready for reform. Rebecca Stephen has more from Jefferson City.

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Wrap: A Missouri Health care provider agrees with President Obama's attempts toward a health care overhaul.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield spokesperson Scott Larrivee says he is pleased the President supports market reforms the health care industry proposed last year.

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Description: "President Obama expressed desire to get health reform in action, and he called for truth and honesty in our national health care debate and at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield we agree with that. We think that's what's needed."

Larrivee also says Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield serves 1.3 million members in Missouri and they are ready to create a sustainable health care program.

From the State Capitol, I'm Rebecca Stephen.

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Ready for health care reform? Some Missouri Health care providers are. Rebecca Stephen has more from Jefferson City.

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Wrap: A Missouri health care provider agrees with President Obama that now is the time for health care reform.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield spokesperson Scott Larrivee says he agrees now is the time to get the health care reform in action.

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Description: "America needs to come together and commit itself to achieving reform this year, and we're pleased that the President expressed his support last night for the health insurance market reforms' that Anthem and the industry proposed last year."

With 1.3 million members in Missouri, Larrivee says Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is ready to create a health care system that will work for several generations.

From the State Capitol, I'm Rebecca Stephen.

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Missouri health care providers say Obama's health care plan will help prepare for the future. Rebecca Stephen has more from Jefferson City.

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Wrap: In President Obama's congressional address, he said health care reform is needed now, and one Missouri health care provider agrees.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield spokesperson Scott Larrivee says the agency would like to see some kind of reform this year.

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Description: "We really want to build a sustainable health care system, and we're for health care reform, and we know we know that when it comes to health care reform we need to not just get it done, but get it done right. We need to have a sustainable health care system that works not just now, but also for future generations."

Larrivee also says he is pleased the President supported market reforms the health care industry proposed last year.

From the State Capitol, I'm Rebecca Stephen.

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