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Senate Finance Committee Examines Health Care Prices; Steven Brill Testifies

The journalist, who examined the issue of the high cost of health care in a much-quoted March 2013 Time magazine article, appeared during a Capitol Hill hearing.

Kaiser Health News: Capsules: Brill: Law Won't Bring Prices Down For Patients
At a Capitol Hill hearing Tuesday, journalist Steven Brill, who examined the issue of the high cost of health care in a much quoted March 2013 Time magazine article, told Senate Finance Committee members that President Barack Obama's health care law will do very little to lower prices for consumers (Tran, 6/18). 

CQ HealthBeat: Senate Finance Scrutinizes High Price Of Health Care
Witnesses on Tuesday told the Senate Finance Committee that while lawmakers should encourage more transparency on health care pricing, they also must find ways for consumers to use that information to save money and still obtain quality health care (Ehtirdge, 6/18).

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