Thursday, August 24, 2006

Executive Order Impacts Health Care

President Bush signed an Executive Order on August 22 requiring federal agencies to do more to inform public health care consumers about the cost and quality of health care services.

The Executive Order: Promoting Quality and Efficient Health Care in Federal Government Administered or Sponsored Health Care Programs directly impacts the Defense Department (military health care system), DHHS (Medicare and Medicaid), Office of personnel Management (Federal Employees Health Benefits Program) and Departmetn of Beterans Affairs (VA Health System).

For more information be sure to read the Fact Sheet: Health Care Transparency Empowering Consumers to Save on Quality Care which is linked with the Executive Order. Also, check out the most current discussion via Google News.

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