|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 18, 2004|
|Contact: Press Secretary Carlene Orig (414) 286-8531|
Mayor Barrett and Congressman Ryan Highlight Findings on GAO Investigation of Area Health Care Costs
Mayor Tom Barrett and Wisconsin's First District Congressman Paul Ryan will hold a joint news conference on Monday, August 23rd at City Hall regarding the Government Accountability Office's (GAO's) interim findings about why Milwaukee health care spending and prices are higher than many other areas of the United States.
More than two years ago, Congressmen Ryan and Barrett who was serving in the U.S. House of Representatives at the time asked the GAO to investigate why health care costs are higher in certain areas such as Milwaukee than in comparable cities and markets.
The GAO will make the interim report in response to this inquiry available to the public on August 23rd. Mayor Barrett and Congressman Ryan will highlight the key findings of the analysis at their joint news conference.
|| Mayor Tom Barrett|
|| U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Janesville)|
|| Monday, August 23|
|| 10:00 a.m.|
|| Milwaukee City Hall, Rotunda|
|| 200 E. Wells Street|