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MEDIA CONTACT: Paulette Song, (617) 573-1610, Paulette.Song@state.ma.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2010

** MEDIA ADVISORY **

PATRICK-MURRAY ADMINISTRATION CONVENES HEARINGS ON HEALTH CARE COSTS

Insurers, providers and industry experts to testify on rising health care costs

BOSTON – As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's efforts to provide control rising health care costs, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services and its Division of Health Care Finance and Policy will convene three days of cost containment hearings, beginning March 16. The hearings will examine the key components of rising health care costs and detail the Administration's proposals for mitigating costs. Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. JudyAnn Bigby will open the hearings, which continue on March 18 and 19 at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

WHAT: Division of Health Care Finance and Policy (HCFP)
Cost Containment Hearings


WHO:

Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. JudyAnn Bigby

HCFP Commissioner David Morales

Division of Insurance Commissioner Joseph Murphy

Department of Public Health Commissioner John Auerbach

Massachusetts Attorney General 's Office

Health industry experts and advocates


WHEN:

Tuesday, March 16
Thursday, March 18
Friday, March 19

9:00 am to 5:00 pm


WHERE:

University of Massachusetts, Boston
University Club, 11th Floor
100 Morrisey Boulevard

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