Calif. Senate Health Committee To Focus on Inefficient Health Care Spending This Session
The California Senate Health Committee this year will discuss two issues related to inefficient health care spending -- high-cost specialty drugs and the consequences of hospital consolidation. Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), who chairs the committee, said, "If we're going to be mandating that every single person purchase health insurance, then it's incumbent upon us to figure out what those cost drivers are."
- "What's Driving Health Care Costs? California State Senators Want to Know" (Bartolone, "KXJZ News," Capital Public Radio, 2/2).