Health Subcommittee to Hold Field Hearing on One Year Anniversary of the Health Care Law

“PPACA in Pennsylvania: One Year of Broken Promises”

March 18, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), will hold a field hearing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. to discuss “PPACA in Pennsylvania: One Year of Broken Promises.”

During the health care debate, Democrats promised health care reform would create jobs, lower costs, and individuals would not be forced to change health care plans.  Department of Public Welfare Secretary Gary Alexander, Insurance Commissioner Michael Consedine, state legislators, and employers will appear before the subcommittee to discuss how the law’s mandates, costs, and employer burdens have impacted the states, and how the law’s promises have not been fulfilled one year later. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett will also provide opening remarks.

Hearing Details
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
10:00 a.m.

Senate Majority Caucus Room of the Pennsylvania State Capitol
156 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120

Opening Statement
Honorable Tom Corbett
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Witness List

Panel One
Honorable Gary Alexander
Acting Secretary
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare

Honorable Michael Consedine
Acting Insurance Commissioner
Pennsylvania Insurance Department

Panel Two
Honorable Patricia Vance
Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee

Honorable Matthew Baker
Pennsylvania House Health Committee

Panel Three
Gene Barr
Vice President, Government and Public Affairs
Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry

Kevin Shivers
Pennsylvania Director
National Federation of Independent Business

Ann Daane
Vice President, North America Human Resources
Case New Holland