Obama promotes health reform in Maine, governor touts HIT role

04/2/2010 | Healthcare IT News

In his speech delivered Thursday in Maine, President Barack Obama pledged that in the wake of the health reform legislation, "costs will come down for families, businesses, and the federal government, reducing our deficit by more than $1 trillion over the next two decades." Prior to Obama's speech, Maine Gov. John Baldacci touted the role of IT in health reform, saying, "It's going to be through medical information technology that you're going to enhance the ability of the providers to give quality care but also do it in a way that will reduce costs."

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