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Louisiana eyes hospital comparison Web site

New Orleans Times-Picayune, April 28, 2008

Plans have been put in motion by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration to set up a Web site where Louisiana consumers can compare the costs and quality performance measures of hospitals and healthcare facilities against each other. Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine outlined the costs, estimated at $500,000 annually, to the Senate Finance Committee. The Committee agreed without objection to the bill setting up the site, and the measure now heads to the full Senate for debate.