Pro to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
"President Obama began his campaign to reform the American health-care system focused on three goals: protecting Americans' choice of doctors and health plans, assuring quality and affordable health care for all Americans, and reducing costs for families and businesses.
The new comprehensive health-care legislation meets these goals, and will significantly benefit American businesses by slowing and eventually reversing the tide of crippling premium increases washing over our nation's employers.
These cost savings are real. They will grow over time. And they will make U.S. businesses more competitive."
"Don't Believe the Writedown Hype. Taken as a Whole, Health Reform Is Undeniably Pro Business and Pro Jobs," Wall Street Journal, Aprl. 1, 2010
Experts Individuals with MDs, DOs, PhDs, JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to health care; top-level federal government officials significantly involved in health care and related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
United States Ambassador to China, 2011-2014
36th United States Secretary of Commerce, Mar. 26 2009-2011
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 2005-2009
21st Governor of Washington, Jan. 15, 1997-Jan. 12, 2005
5th County Executive, King County Washington, Jan. 4, 1994-Jan. 15, 1997
Representative, Washington State House of Representatives, 37th District, Jan. 10, 1983-Jan. 3, 1994
Chairman, Washington State House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, 1989-1994
Committee member, Washington State House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, 1983-1994
Committee member, Washington State House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, 1983-1989
Deputy Criminal Prosecutor, King County Washington, 1976-1980