Representative Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) today introduced House Bill HR 3453, the Community Clinical Laboratory Fairness in Competition Act of 2007.

The bill calls for the bidding demo to be abandoned. Alan Mertz, president of ACLA said, “ACLA Applauds Velasquez for introducing this important legislation because it’s time that Congress pulls the plug on this unworkable and unfixable project.”

The bill stated that competitive bidding would reduce the number of lab service providers in the market, lessening the diversity of labs currently competing by forcing smaller labs out of business, and ultimately creating monopolies.