Senators Encourage President-elect to Include Health IT in Economic Recovery

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) today announced the introduction of the Health Information Technology Act of 2009 (S. 179) that would provide a much-needed investment to modernize and improve the country’s health care infrastructure. Also today, Stabenow and Snowe sent a letter to President-elect Obama, encouraging him to use the Act as a blueprint for addressing health care issues in the upcoming economic recovery package. The Act would provide critical investments into health care technology that will improve quality of care, improve efficiency and reduce costs. Senators Stabenow and Snowe are co-chairs of the Senate Health Care Quality Improvement and Information Technology Caucus. Continue reading: Stabenow, Snowe Push Legislation to Improve Health Care, Reduce Cost