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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: January 7, 2015 11:04 AM
From: Senator Patricia H. Vance
To: All Senate members
Subject: Memo #2 - Reenacting the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council
Please join me in reenacting legislation to authorize the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council for a term of four years. The Council, otherwise known as PHC4, expired on June 30, 2014 and is currently performing operations under an executive order from the Governor.

PHC4 is an in independent state agency that strives to give consumers, purchasers and providers quality comparative data for the purpose of making informed health care decisions. It has been in existence since 1986.

The PHC4’s primary responsibilities are to:
  • Collect, analyze and make available to the public data about the cost and quality of health care;
  • Study the issue of access to care for the uninsured; and
  • Review and make recommendations regarding proposed or existing health care mandates.
The operations of the PHC4 are funded through both the state budget and data sales.

Introduced as SB396