Testimony of Alfred E. Kahn before the Health Subcommittee of the State Finance Committee

by Alfred Kahn on March 13, 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 antiinflation 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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