The Kaiser Family Foundation has launched a new series, “Viewpoints: The Health Care Debate,” featuring interviews with leaders of organizations active in the public policy debate over health care.
The National Association of Manufacturers’ John Engler provides the manufacturing perspective in his interview with the foundation’s Jackie Judd. To frame the issue, he says:
The number one issue I think is they want to take care of employees who need to be protected in the event of a health emergency or if something is going on at home, that employee is going to be distracted from his or her job. Ao I think they want to be able to preserve this as a cornerstone benefit of an employment contract with someone and that means they need to be able to afford it.
A good discussion follows on health IT, health savings accounts, government programs like Medicaid and the politics of health care. A transcript is here.
Others interviewed the series, with transcripts, video and or audio are:
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