Honorable Steve Kagen, M.D.

Wisconsin's former 8th District Representative

January 4, 2007 to December 22, 2010

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Kagen Secures Hearing for Transparency Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

April 30, 2010

 

KAGEN SECURES HEARING FOR TRANSPARENCY BILL

Legislation intends to increase competition in health care marketplace

APPLETON, W.I.- Congressman Steve Kagen, M.D. announces that the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a legislative hearing on “H.R. 4700, the Transparency in All Health Care Pricing Act of 2010.”  The bipartisan hearing, scheduled to be held next week, brings together members of the House of Representatives that embrace the idea of transparency and are committed to ensuring that there is competition in all marketplaces.

"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 Rayburn House Office Building.

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 Rayburn House Office Building

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