Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today in response to a report by the Business Roundtable about the positive impact of health insurance reform on America’s business community:
“Today’s report from the Business Roundtable is more proof that health insurance reform will lower skyrocketing health care costs for businesses. Their balanced analysis emphasizes what we’ve already known to be the case: our economy can’t afford for reform to fail. According to their report, passing reform this year could help lower the cost of health care for businesses by as much as $3,000 per employee within a decade. They also conclude that without reform, the skyrocketing health care costs that threaten American families will only continue to explode. In short, the status quo dooms the American people and our business community.
“The Business Roundtable understands how American businesses are disadvantaged in the global market because of rising health care costs. Their report underscores the high stakes for the business community if we fail to act. Health insurance reform will support growth among American businesses and will help them thrive in our recovering domestic economy.”