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'Group Purchasing Organizations' Can Help Promote Greater Efficiency and Savings in the U.S. Health-Care System


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WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA AND CONGRESS WEIGH HEALTH-CARE REFORM OPTIONS, THEY SHOULD TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THE WORK OF "GROUP PURCHASING ORGANIZATIONS"--OR G-P-O'S--WHICH ARE ALREADY ACHIEVING OVER 36-BILLION DOLLARS IN SAVINGS, EACH YEAR.  THAT'S ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY OF 429 HOSPITALS, AND OVER THREE-MILLION HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS, ON BEHALF OF THE HEALTH INDUSTRY GROUP PURCHASING ASSOCIATIONH-I-G-P-A PRESIDENT, CURTIS ROONEY, HAS MORE...

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G-P-O'S NEGOTIATE ON BEHALF OF HOSPITALS AND OTHER HEALTH-CARE PROVIDERS, TO CONTRACT FOR THE BEST VALUE FOR SUPPLIES AND SERVICES--EVERYTHING FROM FOOD TO PHARMACEUTICALS.  G-P-O'S ALSO SUPPORT PRESIDENT OBAMA'S CALL FOR PROVIDING HIGH-QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE, FOR EVERY AMERICAN; THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT G-P-O'S DO, EVERY DAY.  THE 'VALUE OF GROUP PURCHASING' STUDY SHOWS, IN VERY CONCRETE TERMS, HOW G-P-O'S SUPPORT AND DELIVER ON THE PRESIDENT'S AGENDA--BY PROVIDING SIGNIFICANT EFFICIENCIES, AND MAXIMIZING SAVINGS, IN THE HEALTH-CARE SYSTEM.  THERE'S MORE THAT G-P-O'S CAN DO--AND WE WANT TO WORK WITH CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT, TO DO SO.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT "G-P-O'S-SAVE-MONEY"-DOT-ORG.



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