‘This Week on America’s Business’

By February 22, 2008America's Business

Americas-Business-logo.jpgMedical costs in America are soaring but Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) says his bipartisan Promotion of Health Information Technology Act could save lives and reduce health care costs.

The bill would do this partly by using technology to boost health care quality and efficiency, says Rogers, who appears on this week’s edition of “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick.”

“Last year alone, about 98,000 people were either killed, 1.3 million injured, because there were inconsistencies in the medication that were given to patients,” Rogers said. “Think of what that costs the system not only in human life…but in the extra costs of trying to treat that patient and get that patient back on their feet.”

Assistant Commerce Secretary Woody Sutton has a big job. Sutton, who promotes U.S. manufacturing around the globe, will talk to Mike about the state of the industry and issues manufacturers will face in 2008.

You can also tune into “America’s Business” to learn more about a study that says a controversial Environmental Protection Agency plan to reduce smog could cast a dark cloud over our already troubled economy. Mike will also talk to noted economist Arthur Laffer about what states are best for business and another program segment will look at the booming clean technology investment market.

And the National Association of Manufacturers President Gov. John Engler will close out the program when he gives us “The Last Word” on EPA’s ozone plan.

For more about “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick” and to listen to the program online, please click here. And for video highlights and more, check out www.americasbusiness.org.

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