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White House official: Economy adds urgency to health reform

AP/Yahoo News, March 24, 2009

The nation's economic crisis merely adds to the urgency of reforming the healthcare system, a key White House official said while arguing that the administration has learned from past mistakes and will succeed in this effort. Nancy-Ann DeParle, director of the White House Office on Health Reform, told hundreds of people at a forum in Des Moines, IA, that the nation is ready for changes.