The American Benefits Council says the country ought to focus on setting up a new health insurance distribution exchange system without taking on the added challenge of creating a government-run health plan.
The American Benefits Council, Washington, a group that represents the interests of large employers, has expressed that concern in a list of its members’ “priority issues” in connection with H.R. 3590, the Senate’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act bill.
James Klein, the council of the president, has written all senators to tell them what the council likes about the bill and what the council would like to see changed.
The council would like, for example, to see the Senate guard against adverse selection by rejecting a proposal developed by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., that would help some workers opt out of employer-sponsored health plans and buy coverage on their own.