The US Chamber of Commerce has not been bashful about their stance on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare).
And on Wednesday, Chamber President and CEO Thomas Donohue accepted the unlikelihood of the law being overturned. Rather, he laid out the Chamber's strategy to fix ObamaCare in 2014 by fighting against PPACA's employer mandate and fixing other provisions they believe are hurting American businesses.
Here's an excerpt from Donohue's Annual Washington Chamber Address:
"The administration is obviously committed to keeping the law in place, so the Chamber has been working pragmatically to fix those parts of ObamaCare that can be fixed—while doing everything we can to make regulations and mandates as manageable as possible for businesses.
In 2014, we will work to repeal onerous health care taxes; repeal, delay, or change the employer mandate; and give companies and their employees more flexibility in the choice of health insurance plans.
Last year we organized a Health Care Solutions Council and their report contains many useful reform ideas which should be pursued.
All responsible parties need to work together and be more open to change—because this nation still needs true health care reform that controls costs, improves quality, and expands access to the uninsured."
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What pragmatic changes to ObamaCare would you ask the US Chamber to lobby for? Do you think their efforts are in the right direction? Leave a comment below.