Donít Play Doctor|
With our Nationís Health Care System!
businesses provide health care voluntarily to their employees: 129
million Americans get their health care that way. But, too much
reform will cost too many workers their health
Health Benefits. . . For
- NAM members work
hard to provide the best health care benefits possible for our
employees. 99 percent of our members offer health benefits to
their full-time employees, and more than 97 percent offer
- Legislation like
the Norwood-Dingell "Consensus Bipartisan Managed Care Improvement
Act" (H.R. 2723) and the Kennedy-Dingell Patientsí Bill of Rights
Act (S. 6 / H.R. 358) threaten to price health benefits out
of reach of employers and employees alike.
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Norwood-Dingell and the Kennedy-Dingell bills would allow
employees to sue their employers for malpractice. Businesses Ė
particularly small businesses Ė canít afford that type of
liability. Manufacturers will shift the increased costs to
employees or drop health coverage.
- Businesses do
not have to provide health care. If doing so would put them out of
business, they wonít!
and Kennedy-Dingellís "medical necessity" provisions would
re-ignite the raging health care inflation of the late 1980ís and
- Managed care has
worked to largely eliminate regional disparities in medical
treatment. "Medical necessity" provisions would allow uneven and
sometimes dangerous health care practices.
One-size-fits-all government solutions mean higher
costs and fewer insured Americans. This is anything
but smaller and more efficient government in
Oppose the Norwood-Dingell and the Kennedy-Dingell