Hospital Group Purchasing: Are the Industry's Reforms Sufficient to Ensure Competition?
Full Committee Hearing

Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Time: 02:00 PM

Agenda


TIME CHANGE TO 2:00 p.m.

The hearing scheduled by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights on "Hospital Group Purchasing: Are the Industry's Reforms Sufficient to Ensure Competition?" for Wednesday, March 15, 2006 in Room 226 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building will begin at 2:00 p.m. rather than the previously scheduled time of 2:30 p.m.

Senator DeWine will preside.

By order of the Chairman


March 8, 2006

NOTICE OF SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights has scheduled a hearing on "Hospital Group Purchasing: Are the Industry's Reforms Sufficient to Ensure Competition?" for Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. in Room 226 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building.

Senator DeWine will preside.

By order of the Chairman

Member Statements


  1. Senator Herb Kohl (D - WI)
  2. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D - MN)

Witnesses


Panel I

  1. Mina Ubbing
    President and CEO
    Fairfield Medical Center
    Lancaster , OH
  2. Mark B. Leahey
    Executive Director
    Medical Device Manufacturers Association
    Washington , DC
  3. Richard J. Bednar
    Coordinator
    Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative
    Washington , DC
  4. S. Prakash Sethi
    Professor, Baruch College
    The City University of New York
    New York , NY