Sebelius: Health plan would encourage competition in private industry

05/7/2009 | Yahoo!

President Barack Obama's proposed health plan would spur competition among private insurance companies and bring down costs instead of damaging the market, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a congressional panel on Wednesday. In her testimony, Sebelius emphasized the urgency for health care reform, citing two studies that revealed a decline in patient safety in hospitals and a "severe and pervasive" disparity of care among ethnicities.

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