FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 8, 2009
DELAURO, CONSUMERS UNION TO URGE SENATE TO REQUIRE HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES TO MAKE COST AND COVERAGE INFORMATION PUBLIC
Rep. DeLauro to Join Groups Representing Thousands of Doctors, Patients and Business Leaders to Urge Senators to Call For Private Insurance Transparency
WASHINGTON – As President Obama’s signature health care bill moves in the Senate, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., will join Institute for America’s Future health care project director Diane Archer, Georgetown University research professor Karen Pollitz and Consumers Union senior policy analyst Bill Vaughan to urge insurance companies to disclose information about the prices they charge and the care they cover that they are now keeping secret.
Participants on the call will share copies of letters signed by dozens of health care experts to Senate Finance Committee leaders, urging that this transparency be included in legislation to protect consumers and enable regulators to oversee and enforce rules included in the sweeping House bill (H.R. 3962) that passed last month.
HEALTH INSURANCE TRANSPARENCY
NEWS CONFERENCE CALL
DATE: Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009
TIME: 12 p.m. ET
CALL-IN: 888-378-0342, code 6524755
Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn.
Diane Archer, health care project director, Institute for America’s Future
Karen Pollitz, research professor, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
Bill Vaughan, senior policy analyst, Consumers Union
Copies of the letters can be found at the links below
Institute for America's Future and Health Experts
National Physicians Alliance