AHIP Statement on Comparative Effectiveness Legislation
For Immediate Release
August 1, 2008
Washington, DC – Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), today issued the following statement in response to new legislation introduced by Senators Max Baucus and Kent Conrad to create a national entity on comparative effectiveness:
“Senators Baucus and Conrad took an important step by introducing legislation to create an independent entity to give patients and their doctors the information they need to make health care decisions based on safety, effectiveness, and value. We believe this is the right time for this proposal and pledge to work with the Senators to advance comparative effectiveness legislation.”
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