Vice President Joe Biden announces a deal with hospital associations to help pay for health care reform in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House in Washington on July 8, 2009. With Biden from left are Wayne Smith, President and CEO, Community Health Systems; Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius; Sister Carol Keehan, President and CEO, Catholic Health Association of the U.S.; Rich Umbdenstock, President and CEO, American Hospital Association; and Richard Bracken, President and CEO, Hospital Corporation of America. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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