FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2010
RUGLAND JOINS KAGEN IN PROMOTING TRANSPARENCY IN HEALTH CARE PRICING AND QUALITY
APPLETON, W.I.—Congressman Steve Kagen, M.D. announced today that
"I am extremely appreciative that
“I am looking forward to the opportunity to share ThedaCare’s successes on behalf of patients and consumers in
The bipartisan hearing, scheduled to be held this Thursday by the Health Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, 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.
The hearing will be at 10am on Thursday, May 6th, in room 2322 of the
‘‘Transparency in All Health Care Pricing Act of 2010,’’ authored by Dr. Kagen, requires any and all individuals or business entities, including hospitals, physicians, nurses, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, dentists, and the insurance entities and any other health care related providers or issuers that offer or furnish health care related items, products, services, or procedures for sale to the public shall publicly disclose, on a continuous basis, all prices for such items, products, services, or procedures in accordance with this section.