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For Immediate Release
January 9, 2020

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PA Chamber Vice President Elected Chairman of Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council

HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry is pleased to announce that Vice President of Government Affairs Sam Denisco has been elected to serve as chairman of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council. 


“The PA Chamber has long supported the work and mission of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council,” Denisco said.  “The data and analyses provided by PHC4 have been invaluable to the Commonwealth’s employer community and consumers at large by helping bring transparency to the system in order to reduce costs and improve the quality of health care in the state.  I’m honored to chair PHC4 and look forward to working with the Council and my fellow board members on continuing PHC4’s long tradition of providing the public with vital, easy to understand data to better inform their health care decisions.”


PHC4 is an independent agency that provides consumers with comparative data to help them make informed health care choices.  The business and organized labor communities worked with the General Assembly to create PHC4 in 1986, with the goal of empowering purchasers of health care benefits with information that would be used to improve quality and restrain costs.  Its primary focus is on collecting, analyzing and making available to the public, data about the cost and quality of health care in the Commonwealth.


Denisco was named chairman at PHC4’s January 9 meeting.  The following individuals were also elected to serve on the council’s Executive Committee:  AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Frank Snyder will serve as vice-chair and Capital Blue Cross Senior Vice President and General Counsel Todd Shamash will serve as treasurer.   


PA Chamber President and CEO Gene Barr is also a member of the PHC4 board.  More information about the Council can be found here


The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry is the state's largest broad-based business association, with its statewide membership comprising businesses of all sizes and across all industry sectors. The PA Chamber is The Statewide Voice of BusinessTM.