NRF Opposes Health Care Fixes
On the day President Obama signed the recently passed health care bill into law, the National Retail Federation came out against passage of an additional part of proposed reform.
The "reconciliation" package, passed Sunday along with the main health care bill, will arrive for consideration in the Senate this week. NRF said in a statement that it considers the additional legislation "more costly to employers and further threaten retail jobs."
"Retailers came to this debate with high hopes for lower health care and coverage costs," NRF's senior vice president for government relations, Steve Pfister, wrote. "The legislation that emerged was punitive in its penalty mandates and insufficient in its approach to health reform and the cost of medical care."