Testimony of Alfred E. Kahn before the Subcommitteeon Health and the Environment of the House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee and the Subcommittee on Health of the House Ways and MeansCommittee

by Alfred Kahn on March 12, 1979
by Alfred Kahn

I’m pleased to be here this morning to discuss a key element of the President’s anti-inflation program Hospital Cost Containment legislation. As I’m sure you know, the President’s anti inflation program is designed to attack this most important national problem along a broad front. He has recommended an austere budget. He has promulgated definite standards for wages and prices against which we can measure the performance of business and labor in helping stop the inflationary spiral; and he has directed that prudent procurement be used to reinforce the standards. And he has dedicated his Administration to making the regulatory process work efficiently and fairly, and impose on the economy the lowest costs necessary to accomplish valid regulatory goals.

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