19 state chambers are wading into the health care reform debate through a new coalition unveiled Tuesday.
In a letter to President Barack Obama and members of Congress, Employers for Quality Health Care announced the group’s opposition to any reform legislation that would result in a new government-run health insurance coverage option or a federal mandate that employers provide health coverage to their workers.
“We stand united in support of free-market reforms that promote choice and competition,” Georgia Chamber President George Israel said in a prepared statement. “We look forward to sharing real solutions with Congress, including many that have been effective in our own states.”
Along with legislative outreach, the coalition has launched a social media campaign to inform businesses and employees about the federal health care reform effort.
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