Last updated on: 7/30/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

US Chamber of Commerce Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce strongly opposes both the Senate-passed version of H.R. 3590, the ‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,’ and the related budget reconciliation legislation, H.R. 4872, the ‘Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009.’ H.R. 3590 and H.R. 4872 are fundamentally flawed as the underlying framework they would establish is the wrong approach to health reform…

The Chamber has expressed concerns repeatedly with H.R. 3590. The Senate bill would: impose job-killing mandates and penalties on businesses, increase taxes and burdens on small businesses, create dangerous new entitlements while cutting Medicare, create new plan requirements that will increase costs, and ultimately do little to control the long term spiraling of healthcare costs. H.R. 4872 is no ‘fix’ for the Senate-passed bill…

Congress must start over and create a new, bipartisan health reform bill. The Chamber strongly urges the House to oppose H.R. 3590 and H.R. 4872.”

“H.R. 3590, the ‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,’ and the Related Budget Reconciliation Legislation, H.R. 4872, the ‘Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009’,” library.uschamber.com, Mar. 19, 2010

Description:

“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. More than 96% of U.S. Chamber members are small businesses with 100 employees or fewer.

As the voice of business, the Chamber’s core purpose is to fight for free enterprise before Congress, the White House, regulatory agencies, the courts, the court of public opinion, and governments around the world.”

“About the US Chamber of Commerce,” library.uschamber.com (accessed July 30, 2010)

Mission:

“To advance human progress through an economic, political and social system based on individual freedom, incentive, initiative, opportunity, and responsibility.”

“About the US Chamber of Commerce,” library.uschamber.com (accessed July 30, 2010)

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