Labor and business joined yesterday to ask for a state study of fees charged by doctors and other health-care professionals for services provided outside hospitals.
Representatives of the Labor-Management Health Action Committee told a House committee that they hope information gathered during the study can be used to bring down the cost of health care.
A bill before the Environmental Matters Committee would create a 10-member Medical Care Data Review Commission in the state health department. The committee would gather information on cost of non-hospital health-care costs.
The cost of non-hospital services is increasing three times as fast as hospital costs, said Don S. Hillier, a vice president of MNC Financial Corp., a co-chair of the labor-management committee, in an interview before his committee appearance.
Quote of the day
"This disturbing executive policy attempts to balance the budget on the backs of the poor."
Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., D-Prince George's, Senate president, referring to Schaefer administration proposals to cut welfare payments.
10 a.m.: House and Senate convene, State House.
10 a.m.: Board of Public Works meets, State House.
1 p.m.: Senate Economic and Environmental Affairs Committee considers legislation involving moratorium on catching American shad, Room 200, Senate Office Building.
1 p.m.: Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee considers bill to make violations of mandatory seat belt law a primary offense, Room 300, Senate Office Building.
1 p.m.: House Appropriations Committee considers capital budget bills for projects in Baltimore County, Room 130, House Office Building.
1 p.m.: House Judiciary Committee considers bills involving live animal experimentation, Room 120, House Office Building.
There are 27 days remaining in the 1991 General Assembly session.