Navigation Links
Business Leaders Support 'Free Choice' Amendment to Senate Health-Care Bill
Date:9/21/2009

Committee for Economic Development Backs Effort to Improve Choice and Competition

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Committee for Economic Development (CED) today urged the Senate Finance Committee to amend the America's Health Future Act (sponsored by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT)) by adopting the "Free Choice" amendment submitted Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR). The "Free Choice" amendment is a key element of the Healthy Americans Act (S. 391) which was endorsed by CED in June of this year.

"Consumer choice among health plans is essential. Senator Wyden's amendment to the Senate Finance Committee bill would add consumer choice and make reform work. Choice would lead to real competition in health care, and that is the only way to bring costs under control for business and consumers," said CED President Charles Kolb.

In July, CED released a statement (link) opposing bills that would expand coverage but fail to control costs. CED said that merely expanding the current inflationary and inefficient system would raise the cost of health care and threaten everyone's coverage. The Wyden Amendment would avoid that danger by bringing choice and competition to health care so that consumers benefit financially from choosing a more efficient health plan.

"All Americans need better choices for health insurance, and the Wyden proposal is a way to achieve that important objective," said Carl Camden, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kelly Services, Inc. and a CED Trustee. "The need is especially acute for the 25% of the U.S. workforce who work outside the traditional employer-employee relationship, and are significantly disadvantaged solely on the basis of their workstyle choice."

For more information on CED's work on health-care reform, please visit www.ced.org.

CED is a non-profit, non-partisan organization of more than 200 business leaders and university presidents. Since 1942, its research and policy programs have addressed many of the nation's most pressing economic and social issues, including education reform, workforce competitiveness, campaign finance, health care, and global trade and finance. CED promotes policies to produce increased productivity and living standards, greater and more equal opportunity for every citizen, and an improved quality of life for all.

CONTACT: Morgan Broman of Committee for Economic Development, +1-202-296-5860 ext. 14, Morgan.Broman@ced.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE Committee for Economic Development
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Florida-Based Small Business, Next Generation Waters, Beats Out Big Name Competitors at the 2009 Beverage Innovation Awards
2. New England Business Offers Free Service to Companies in Need
3. Cynosure Names Paul Cardarelli Vice President of Business Development
4. Axion Health Inc. Issues Notification of Business Name Change
5. Sanaria Inc. Receives Multi-Year U.S. NIH Phase II Small Business Innovation Research Grant to Enhance Efficiency and Scale-up of its Malaria Vaccine Manufacturing Process
6. Small Business Owners and Stockholders Agree on Ten Crucial Health Care Reform Issues, According to New Zogby/O'Leary Poll
7. Hospital Corporation of America Recognized by InformationWeek as One of Nations Most Innovative Users of Business Technology
8. US Oncology Named to InformationWeek 500 as Top User of Business Technology
9. Small Businesses Urged to Prepare for Swine Flu
10. eClinicalWorks Utilizes EMC to Manage Business Expansion and Reduce Costs
11. Marc Russo Named Vice President of Individual, Small Group, and Government Business Unit at Blue Shield of California
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... July 24, 2017 , ... Cheerag D. Upadhyaya , ... Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute (SLMBNI), part of Saint Luke’s Health System . ... , Cheerag D. Upadhyaya, MD. M.Sc., FAANS joins Stanley P. Fisher, M.D., ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... July 24, 2017 , ... Horizon Goodwill Industries, ... unique opportunity that helps high school girls succeed in STEM programs as well ... Horizon Goodwill will host over 20 high school girls at their corporate headquarters ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... , ... Every year, thousands of dedicated Higher Education and K12 professionals flock ... coupled with a dynamic theme like Camp Canvas; this year, they’ve managed to take ... , To extend their partnership with Canvas beyond the LMS integration, Modo Labs secured ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... July 24, 2017 , ... A CDC study shows that, although people are taking more ... 18 to 29), had at least one case of sunburn within the past year. It’s ... people to ignore the issue. However, only recently have people become conscientious of the risks ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... , ... Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour ... Tears® EyeMist® recently talked on the air about an alarming Post magazine article of ... Zidor Aldama described the situation in which Chinese children are under pressure to perform ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/21/2017)... RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. , July ... UTHR ) announced today that it will report ... opens on Thursday, July 27, 2017. ... on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern ... international callers dialing 1-970-315-0533.  A rebroadcast of the teleconference ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... -- Did you know that PhRMA member companies invested $65.5 billion ... on brand medicines, generics and the supply chain account for 14 ... half of this (7 percent)? Or that the United ... capital investments in high-growth biopharmaceutical startups? ... The biopharmaceutical industry ...
(Date:7/19/2017)...  Mako Medical Laboratories partnered with Secretary Strickland, the ... Fund (MFA) to bring 140 soldiers back home to ... families one last time before being deployed. Mako Medical ... logistics needed for these soldiers. "Mako Medical Laboratories is ... We just wish we could bring them all home," ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: