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April 25, 2006

Albany -- Education and economic development are the keys to healthier communities. That's the message a former member of President Clinton's cabinet brought to Albany Tuesday.

Former Labor Secretary Alexis Herman took part in a forum on jobs and health care costs at Albany State University.

She says the skyrocketing price of health care is a national solution, but it can have local solutions. "And so we created a forum today for that community leadership to come together and say what can we do to lower health care costs in southwest Georgia and really create healthier communities," said Secretary Herman.

Herman says communities need to invest in education and job creation to lift people out of poverty so they can afford quality health care.

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