Press Release ● Health Carefacebooktwitterbirdemail
For Immediate Release: 
May 11, 2009
Contact Info: 
Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on the announcement today that major health care stakeholders are pledging to cumulatively reduce the growth rate of health care spending by 1.5% per year, saving $2 trillion health care dollars over 10 years and resulting in annual projected savings of $2500 for a family of four by the fifth year. 
“Containing rising health care costs that are an increasing burden on families, businesses and the federal budget is one of the critical goals of enacting health care reform this year. The fact that this diverse group of stakeholders has voluntarily pledged to work together to slow the growth rate of these costs underscores the broad commitment to making health reform a reality. These groups should be commended for pledging to be part of a constructive solution.”