|NFIB says Norwood
bill misses the mark|
|NFIB yesterday released a
letter it sent to U.S. Rep. Charles Norwood
(10th Dist.-GA), pointing out inconsistencies in
Norwood's stand on health care
Somehow, we find your statements
that you're for helping the uninsured...but just
not in your bill, a bit inconsistent, said the
letter from NFIB Vice President Dan Danner. If
those 43 million people who can't afford health
care today aren't important enough to be in your
bill, then they are obviously not a very
NFIB has been
highly critical of certain elements in Norwood's
proposed Patient's Bill of Rights (H.R. 2723).
One provision in the bill would leave employers
that provide health benefits open to lawsuits
filed by employees dissatisfied with treatment
decisions made by their medical plan. We ...
stand by our belief that your legislation will
increase costs and increase the number of
uninsured Americans, Danner wrote.
care reform has been a hot topic in
congressional debate throughout this session.
Norwood's bill and other measures are expected
to come up for final vote in the House of