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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