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Key Manufacturing Vote Card - Patients' Bill of Rights (Senate)

July 13, 1999

Dear Senator:

On behalf of the 14,000 members of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), including approximately 10,000 small and medium manufacturers, I urge you to consider the potentially devastating effects of so-called health care reform legislation as you begin to debate this issue.

The NAM will consider votes throughout this debate as candidates for designation as key manufacturing votes. These votes may include – but are not limited to – the following issues:

    • The patients’ Bill of Rights Act (S.6 or S. 1256) or significant elements of the Patients’ Bill of Rights Act;
    • Any form of health care liability for employers or health plans;
    • "Medical necessity" mandates;
    • Point- of- service mandates;
    • Benefit mandates such as full mental health parity; and
    • Relaxing antitrust restrictions on collective bargaining by physicians.

We will make every effort to notify you again in advance of any specific votes that meet the stated criteria.

Jerry Jasinowski

*Votes considered for designation as NAM Key Manufacturing Votes are approved in advance by our members who serve on the Key Vote Advisory Committee.  Eligibility for the NAM's Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence for the 106th Congress will be based on a member's record on Key Manufacturing Votes.

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