NAM Disagrees with Senate Health Care Bill; Vote Saturday, 8 p.m.

By November 19, 2009Health Care, Taxation

John Engler, President of the National Association of Manufacturers, just released a statement on the new Senate health care bill. After objecting to specific provisions, he concludes:

Reform should focus on reducing costs, improving access and preserving what is working in the current system. When our economy is still struggling deeply and unemployment is at a record high, it is not the right time to put more burdens on America’s job creators. The NAM opposes the Majority Leader’s bill and urges Senators to do the same as it raises costs and ultimately will destroy jobs.

We will continue to work with Congress to achieve reform that lowers costs and improves care but does not put undue burdens on those who keep our country growing and competitive in a global marketplace.

The full statement is here.

TPMDC reports the same thing we’ve heard:“The Senate will be in session this Saturday evening, ahead of a scheduled 8 pm cloture vote on the motion to proceed to debate historic health care legislation…”

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  • maguire says:

    It is true that trying to push through a bill this quickly is risky and may be costly, but the need for a change in general is needed.
    It is also necessary for changes to be made within the medical industry itself.
    Dr. Eva Mor is quoted as saying, “The administration of the existing health delivery system is bloated with waste and unnecessary cost. If information was shared by all providers of health services and all insurers by using computerized systems to store all medical records, it would cut costs and reduce errors that would save and improve lives.
    What we need in a health system is uniformity in pricing for procedures and services and modalities of provision of testing and procedures for diagnosis and treatment. By providing coverage to the uninsured, which initially will cost the taxpayer, it eventually will save us hundreds of millions of dollars.”,com_sectionex/Itemid,200076/id,8/view,category/#catid107
    She couldn’t be more right. The medical industry needs to be as much a part of health care reform as the insurance companies.

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