While the 2010 federal reform efforts included several important consumer protections, they’ve done little to slow the pace of health care cost inflation and have increased burdens on employers. Nationally, health care spending is expected to increase an average of 5.8 percent annually through 2024. At the same time, Washington has made it more difficult and costly for businesses to provide comprehensive health insurance plans to employees and their families. New business costs and mandates will force employers to cut employee benefits and hours, hurting American workers instead of helping them. Washington must preserve what works in our health care system while reforming what does not.

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Why it matters

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health coverage reached $18,764 this year. Getting control of unsustainable health care costs will improve our members’ ability to provide good benefits for their employees and compete in a global economy.

Our Principles

Policymakers must:

  • Preserve what is working and eliminate what does not.
  • Repeal the Affordable Care Act provisions that have increased regulatory and tax costs for employers and employees.
  • Pass innovative, consumer-driven reforms that reduce individual, family and business costs and improve access to and the quality of care.

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