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Indian American welcome Obama State of Union Address

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 — Appreciating his efforts to pass "meaningful" health care reform in the US, an influential Indian-American doctor's association today welcomed President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address.

Representing the influential Indian American doctors community, Vinod Shah, president of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) said, "The President was both focused and articulate, and we are very pleased that he is continuing his efforts to pass meaningful health care reform."

We believe addressing a permanent fix to the Medicare sustainable growth rate and increasing medical residency slots nationally should be at the forefront of reform efforts, said Shah who was present in the visitor's gallery of the US Congress to listen to the State of the Union Address.

"At the same time, the President spoke of the very tough economic times our nation is experiencing and the challenges facing American families on a daily basis. (PNA/PTI)


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