Americans need not visit India for cheap health care: Obama
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Washington, Apr 20: In remarks bound to create controversy in India, US President Barack Obama today targeted "cheap health care" in countries like India and Mexico arguing that Americans should avail of "high quality" treatment available here.
"My preference would be that you don't have to travel to Mexico or India to get cheap health care. I'd like you to be able to get it right here in the United States of America that is high quality," Obama said amidst applause at a community college in Virginia.
Obama was responding to a question from the audience on increasing health care cost in the US. Earlier, Obama's remarks on American companies outsourcing jobs to Indian firms had stirred a controversy in India.
"Before we went on the path of you can go somewhere else to get your health care, let's work to see if we can reduce the costs of health care here in the United States of America. That's going to make a big difference," he said.
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