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New York Businesses Commit to National Initiative for Improving Quality and Value In Health Care

New York employers are joining a growing number of states and companies that are pledging to make quality and price information available to health plan enrollees in order to enable them to compare providers when they purchase health care services.

In a meeting on 02/14/2007 in New York City with HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt, executives from New York businesses signed statements of support for a national initiative aimed at improving health care quality, information and cost-effectiveness for employees and their families. Employers signing on include Aetna, New York Life Insurance Company, Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc., The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, American International Group, Inc., KeySpan, IPRO, STV Inc., Group Health Inc., CIGNA Health Plan of New York, Verizon Communications, Inc., AmeriChoice of New York, New York Health Plan Association, Siemens Corporation, New York Business Group on Health, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, Business Council of New York State, Alcoa Inc., Loews Corporation, Partnership for New York City and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Read more at http://www.nyshaf.org/index/news/id.2132/offset.0

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