158th AMA Annual Meeting
Obama, the first president since Ronald Reagan to address the AMA, drew applause numerous times during his speech. Doctors rushed to meet him after a speech in which the president told them he needed their assistance to achieve health system reform. "I know people are cynical whether we can do this or not. I know there will be disagreements about how to proceed in the days ahead. … I also know this: We can't let this moment pass us by."
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