New plan could cut over $200 million in health care waste
A groundbreaking plan between insurance companies, hospitals and other providers to cut administrative waste goes into effect in 2012. The plan is estimated to save up to $200 million annually by streamlining the mountains of wasteful administrative paperwork that bog down health care providers. OSPIRG's Laura Etherton co-chaired the effort, and led the negotiations.
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- U.S. Senator Ron Wyden,
- State Senator Chip Shields and State Representative Chris Harker, in reference to the effort to crack down on excessive health insurance rate hikes