FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 30, 2010
KAGEN SECURES HEARING FOR TRANSPARENCY BILL
Legislation intends to increase competition in health care marketplace
"Next week Democrats and Republicans will be working together to finally create a competitive medical marketplace where prices for health care products and services are always openly disclosed, including on the Internet,” said Dr. Kagen.
"Transparent prices in health care will create competition in health care, driving quality up and prices down."
The legislation, authored by Dr. Kagen, would create a transparent and highly competitive medical marketplace. The “Transparency in All Health Care Pricing Act of 2010” would finally allow patients to see the price of a pill before they swallow it.
The full details of the upcoming bipartisan hearing are below:
Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Health
Notice of Subcommittee Hearing
The Subcommittee on Health will hold a legislative hearing entitled “H.R. 4700, the Transparency in All Health Care Pricing Act of 2010; H.R. 2249, the Health Care Price Transparency Promotion Act of 2009; and H.R. 4803, the Patients’ Right to Know Act” on Thursday, May 6, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2322 of the
There will be a bipartisan briefing for staff of Members on the Subcommittee on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. in room 2322 of the